SEED Advances Disability & Veteran Employment Among State Legislators
The State Exchange on Employment & Disability, along with ODEP leadership, participated in the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in Denver last week to promote disability-inclusive state policymaking. ODEP Assistant Secretary Taryn Williams served on a panel, “Essential but Unequal: The Pandemic’s Toll on Working Women,” to discuss the disparity of employment losses within the female workforce during the pandemic and possible solutions to decrease this gap. Additionally, ODEP Supervisory Policy Advisor Michael Reardon gave remarks during the NCSL Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs panel discussion, which highlighted SEED and NCSL’s recent report on state employment policies for veterans with disabilities.
Source: ODEP, SEED