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Employment and Disability

In celebration of Disability Awareness Month, I am pleased to announce a Brown Bag Lunch Session for administrators, managers, and supervisors, Employment and Disability: The Reasonable Accommodation Factor. The session will be held on Friday, October 18 from noon-1 p.m. at the training offices of Department of Human Resources/Learning and Education, 3624 Market Street.

Session Objectives:

  • To foster and support the employment of people with disabilities at Penn either through regular employment or through temporary service via Unique Advantage.
  • To provide general information about the four basic classifications of disabilities (i.e., psychological, physical, hearing, and visual).
  • To describe generally the reasonable accommodations for each disability classification.

If you are in a position to hire employees whether now or later, this brown bag session is for you. Please join us. This session is brought to you through the cooperative effort of campus sponsors and external organizations serving the employment needs of persons with disabilities.

Internal Sponsors: The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs; The Division of Human Resources/Staffing and Recruitment and Unique Advantage; The Office of Student Disabilities Services. External Sponsors: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor & Industry/Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; ReAct Consulting Creating Successful Employees; CCPS Job Center--Community Programs; HireAbility.

--Valerie Hayes, The Office of Affirmative

Action and Equal Opportunity Programs

 


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 7, October 8, 2002

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