Cornell University

Conference

October 22-23, Washington, D.C.

Innovative Research on Employer Practices: Improving Employment for People with Disabilities

A state of the science conference from the Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes among Individuals with Disabilities

October 22–23, 2013, Washington, D.C.
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, DC-Crystal City
300 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA 22202
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Keynote Speaker, Patricia Shiu, Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor

Welcome Address by Charlie Lakin, Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education; and, Ruth Brannon, Director of the Research Sciences Division of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education

Panel representatives from: NASA Johnson Space Center, World@Work, Georgetown University, Aetna, Hilton Worldwide, The National Federation of Independent Businesses, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the U.S. Department of Labor, and more to be announced.

Event presentations and discussions will include findings on:

  • Employment discrimination charges filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Analysis of wage and total compensation gaps by disability measure 
  • Influence of employer provided health insurance on job-change patterns among employees with disabilities 
  • Impact of human resource policies and practices, organizational climate, and leadership on employees with disabilities 
  • Absence and disability management practices for an aging workforce 
  • Employer view on organizational challenges and business opportunities

This state of the science conference and research is funded to Cornell University by the U.S. Department of Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes among Individuals with Disabilities (grant #H133B100017). The contents of this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government (Edgar, 75.620 (b)).
 
Partners: Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), Cornell University’s Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS), Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), The Conference Board (TCB), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Disability Management Employers’ Coalition (DMEC), Office of Disability & Employment Policy’s National Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center for Employers at Cornell University