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TASK FORCES
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
 
  2016
 
Employment and Training Task Force
Support letter for Transition to Independence Act, HR 5903 - McMorris Rodgers
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force commend you for introducing the Transition to Independence Act, HR 5903.
(September 28,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Support letter for Transition to Independence Act, HR 5903 - Van-Hollen
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force commend you for introducing the Transition to Independence Act, HR 5903.
(September 28,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Concerned About NDAA Langauge on VEVRAA and Section 503
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our concern with provisions contained within both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate versions of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would weaken important nondiscrimination and affirmative hiring provisions intended for people with disabilities and veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.
(July 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Social Security and Employment and Training Task Forces UWA and EXR NPRM
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security and Employment and Training Task Forces are pleased to submit the following comments in support of the notice of proposed rulemaking published on May 11, 2016.
(July 11,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
The Honorable Richard Blumenthal amendment support letter
Employment and Training, we write in support of your amendment (#4255) to the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that organizations and businesses who want to do business with the federal government understand and comply with long-standing laws that protect individuals with disabilities, veterans and others from employment discrimination.
(June 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Social Security Administration, Ticket to Work, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Feb. 10, 2016
On behalf of the CCD Employment and Training Task force and Social Security Task Force, we offer the following observations in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the Ticket to Work Program issued on February 10, 2016. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities.
(April 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
EEOC NPRM on Section 501
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights, Employment and Training, and Veterans and Military Families Task Forces submit these comments in response to the above-captioned proposed rule implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(February 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment and Training Task Force Sign On Policy
It is the policy of the Employment and Training Task Force (ETTF) to express its policy positions through the use of sign-ons for letters, comments, statements for the record, and testimony when possible, feasible and desirable.
(February 11,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Comments to WIOA Section 188 NPRM
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Employment and Training and Rights Task Forces, we submit the following comments concerning implementation of Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as outlined in the proposed rule issued January 26, 2016.
(January 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD comments on the NPRM on claims procedures for disability insurance under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 filed on 1-19-2016
These comments are submitted on behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) . The CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working toget her wit h and on behalf of the approximately 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(January 20,  2016)
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD ETTF Comments DOL Apprenticeship Rule
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Employment and Training Task Force, we express our strong support for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) issued on November 6, 2015 to update the equal opportunity regulations that implement the National Apprenticeship Act.
(January 19,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment Task Force Annual Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2015
 
Employment and Training Task Force
Ideascale Campaign on Reasonable Accommodations
We submit these comments as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ Employment and Training, Rights, and Social Security Task Forces. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is a coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of the 57 million children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(December 1,  2015)
Employment and Training Task Force
Comments on Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act NPRMs WIOA 2015-ED-OSERS-0002 RIN 1820
(June 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Comments on Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act NPRMs WIOA 2015-ETA-0002-RIN 1205-AB74 1830-AA21
(June 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Comments on Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act NPRMs WIOA ETA-2015-0001 RIN 1205-AB73
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force [hereafter referred to as “the task force”] submit the following comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RIN 1205-AB73 concerning the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
(June 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment and Training Task Force comments on proposed rules to implement State VR program
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force [hereafter referred to as “the task force”] submit the following comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RIN 1820-AB70 concerning the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage.
(June 15,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment and Training Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 5,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2014
 
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment Task Force Letter of Support for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. - House
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Employment and Training Task Force strongly support the recently announced bi-cameral, bi-partisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) reauthorization legislation.
(June 5,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment Task Force Letter of Support for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. - Senate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Employment and Training Task Force strongly support the recently announced bi-cameral, bi-partisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) reauthorization legislation.
(June 5,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Supports Extension of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans and Military Families and Employment and Training Task Forces, we write to applaud your efforts to extend and expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to incentivize business hiring of people with disabilities and veterans with service-connected disabilities.
(May 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment and Training Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2013
 
Employment and Training Task Force
Testimony of Rights, Veterans & Military Families, & Employment & Training task forces for House Subcommittee
Workforce Protections Dec. 4, 2013 hearing on OFCCP’s regulations implementing Section 503 and VEVRAA
(December 4,  2013)
Employment and Training Task Force
Letter to Senate HELP Committee on WIA Reauthorization.
(August 5,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment and Training Task Force Letter Opposing HR803
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force, we are writing to express our deep concerns over several components of H.R. 803, Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act
(June 14,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment Training Task Force Senate RehabActTitleV Recommendations
An act to replace the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, to extend and revise the authorization of 4 grants to States for vocational rehabilitation services, with special emphasis on services to 5 individuals with the most severe disabilities
(June 14,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2012
 
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment and Training Task Force Annual
(December 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Letter to National Governors Association Supporting Employment of People with Disabilities Initiative
(August 17,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2011
 
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment and Training Task Force Workforce Investment Act reauthorization letter to the HELP Committee
(August 11,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]