In today’s edition of OFCCP Week in Review, John C. Fox and Candee Chambers discuss the EEOC’s recent updates to its Strategic Enforcement Plan for fiscal years 2017-2021, and OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu’s last day with the organization.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) represent an 85% unemployment rate in the U. S.—a significant untapped talent pool that offers substantial potential to employers across all industries. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s (i4cp) groundbreaking study, Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, over a third of employers in high-performance organizations—those companies that excel in market share, revenue growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction over a five-year period—that employee people with IDD found them to be good talent matches for open positions.
October is a special time of year for us at the Department of Labor. If you’ve been following this blog in recent weeks, you may already know why; It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Managed by our Office of Disability Employment Policy, this annual observance celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates Americans about the value of a diverse workforce that welcomes everyone’s skills and talents. In other words, it’s all about inclusion.
In today’s edition of OFCCP Week in Review, John C. Fox and Candee Chambers discuss the recent staffing changes within the OFCCP, including naming Dr. Marika Litras as the Director of Enforcement and the departure of Director Patricia Shiu in November.