Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination Hosts Congressional Briefing on WIOA Advisory Committee Report FindingsOctober 9, 2017 | General
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On October 2, the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD) commemorated National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a Congressional briefing on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Advisory Committee Report and legislative recommendations for improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. The briefing reviewed key findings from the Advisory Committee’s final report and highlighted state, employee, and employer perspectives and best practices.
The WIOA Advisory Committee formed in 2014 as a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation calling for a convening of stakeholders to develop strategies for reducing barriers people with disabilities face securing jobs and careers.
The briefing was sponsored by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and presented in cooperation with House Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus Chairs Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI).