Message from SSA Acting Commissioner Colvin on Employing People with Disabilities

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On September 10, 2014 (EST)

Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner Colvin shares information and support on employing people with disabilities from SSA contractors and other employers. She issued the following announcement:

"In 2015, our nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As with other important civil rights laws, the ADA upholds America’s message of inclusiveness, equality, and opportunity. More recently, the White House announced the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class initiative to increase equal employment opportunities and financial independence among people with disabilities. Curb cuts (small ramps built into sidewalks to ease passage to the street, especially for people with physical disabilities) and other changes in buildings, transportation, and telecommunications have made America a more accessible and fairer nation. This initiative will bring the same type of commonsense solutions to enabling workers with disabilities to access good jobs and careers (i.e., middle class status). The White House expects government agencies to work together to assist people with disabilities, preparing the way for an array of jobs offered by federal contractors and other employers. I am committed to ensuring this endeavor succeeds. The White House is seeking nominations of Champions of Change employers that are improving career opportunities for people with disabilities. To learn more, click here. The deadline is midnight Sunday, September 14, 2014."

To view SSA's full announcement, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oag/comm_msg_employ_with_disabilities.htm



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