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820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
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The CCD Employment and Training Task Force works on issues relevant to the employment of people with disabilities, particularly issues related to the programs and projects funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

The Task Force has also been working with on recent proposals regarding the Social Security Administration's efforts to facilitate the employment of individuals receiving Social Security benefits, and the employment and training programs administered by the Department of Labor.

CCD Employment Task Force Statement of Principles


  • Alicia Epstein 
    (703) 584-3987 (office)

  • Esme Grant-Grewal
    (202) 579-7789 phone

  • Rie Kennedy-Lazotte
    (703) 683-4202 phone

  • Phillip Pauli
    (202) 517-6272 phone
    (240) 482-8218 fax

  • Mark Reichert
    (202) 296-2040 phone


Throughout the quarter, the Employment and Training Task force continued to monitor Hill action on the Workforce Incentives Act and the Rehabilitation Act and followed up with the Office of Personnel Management on the status of the final regulations for Excepted Service for People with Disabilities in federal employment.

Statement of Principles on Employment of People with Disabilities

Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment and Training Task force supporting the CAPABILITY Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force are writing to express our support of H.R. 3070, the Customized Approaches to Providing and Building Independent Lives of Inclusion for Transition-aged Youth (CAPABILITY) Act. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(August 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
The Government Shutdown is Hurting Thousands of Federal Employees with Disabilities
As the nation enters the fourth week of the partial government shutdown, furloughed workers face mounting bills without their paychecks. Among them are thousands of hard-working people with disabilities employed by the Federal government and contractors across the country. Because of the shutdown, these workers are being denied the chance to earn an income and achieve independence, just like anyone else.
(January 20,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Annual Report - Employment and Training Task Force
(January 2,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
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