HLAA Joins JFAAN for a Meeting with ODEP Assistant Secretary Martinez

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HLAA Joins JFAAN for a Meeting with ODEP Assistant Secretary Martinez

Fri, 10/02/2009

Justice for All Action Network (JFAAN) is a cross disability coalition of national organizations by and for people with disabilities. HLAA has joined and now serves on the steering committee and the employment committee.

Last Friday, we joined others from JFAAN to meet with Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Kathy Martinez, at the U.S. Department of Labor to discuss a number of issues impacting people with disabilities:

  1. Federal government and contractors as employer;
  2. Navigator Program;
  3. Sub-minimum wage - 14 c; and,
  4. Interagency Commission.

Ms. Martinez and staff were most welcoming and invited us to continue the dialog in quarterly meetings. We expect to engage in conversation on these and other important employment issues in the coming months and years.