New CSG Report and Upcoming Webinar: The State as a Model Employer of People with Disabilities

The Council of State Governments will host a webinar entitled “Inclusion Works: Strategies for Establishing States as Model Employers of People with Disabilities” on October 27, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET. This webinar will highlight innovative state policies and practices aimed at increasing the employment of people with disabilities in the public sector. These policies include

  • Extending diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Developing comprehensive, government-wide strategic plans.
  • Instituting fast-track and other hiring systems to facilitate employment.
  • Enacting advancement and retention practices.
  • Ensuring accessibility of information and communication technology.
  • Ensuring availability of personal assistance services.
  • Developing disability awareness training for state personnel.

Speakers will discuss the state as a model employer policies and practices in their local context and the impact of these policies on public sector employment of people with disabilities. Speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Gordon – Executive Director of the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, Washington
  • Representative Camille Lilly – Illinois General Assembly
  • Representative Naquetta Ricks – Colorado General Assembly
  • Representative Catherine Abercrombie – Connecticut House of Representatives

A 10-minute Q&A session will follow speaker presentations.