We will be having our rescheduled seminar on reasonable accommodation in the federal workplace on Tuesday, February 21st at 1:00 p.m. EST with our guest speaker Christopher Kuczynski, Esq. of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The event will be closed-captioned and a transcript of the conference will be available.
A description of the discussion topics can be found below. Please click here to register for this event through WebEx.
The audio will be through your phone; all attendees are muted on arrival. You will receive dial-in information in the Web Ex confirmation email for both the WebEx presentation on your computer and the telephone conference call dial in number after you register. We would suggest that you register in advance of the presentation start time to acclimate yourself to WebEx.
You will be able to ask questions of Chris during his presentations via Web-Ex e-mail which Chris will address every 15 minutes or so. We look forward to your participation.
As our society seeks to assist disabled individuals, including our noble disabled military veterans, to fully participate as members of the American workforce, the topic of reasonable accommodation in federal employment has become a topic of considerable interest for federal human resource professionals. Christopher J, Kuczynski, Esq., Assistant Legal Counsel, ADA/GINA Policy Division, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will be discussing legal requirements for reasonable accommodations in the federal workplace on Thursday, January 26th from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. EST. This free seminar will be hosted by the American Society for Training and Development and The Public Manager.
Key topic points will include:
- Knowing the requirements of your agency’s reasonable accommodation procedures and follow them
- Responding to requests promptly, as undue delay may constitute a denial of accommodation
- Engaging in good faith in the interactive process
- Construing “disability” broadly
- Avoiding assumptions that individuals with the same disability need the same accommodation
To learn more about reasonable accommodation, please visit the EEOC website at: www.eeoc.gov
To learn more about the Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services, please visit: www.vba.va.gov
To learn more about government accommodations for veterans, read The Public Manager.
By Jack Malgeri