Executive Order- Disability Employment Work Group


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Executive Orders

~~“BE IT RESOLVED that I, Peter Shumlin, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor, do hereby order and direct that a "Disability Employment Working Group" be established under the auspices of the Governor's Workforce Equity and Diversity Council ("GWEDC’) as follows:
The Disability Employment Working Group shall make recommendations regarding hiring practices to increase access to state employment for individuals with disabilities. The Working Group shall consider, among other strategies: ·
1. Partnering with employment organizations and other community groups to identify and recruit qualified applicants and promote state employment opportunities;
2. Reviewing current training programs for all state employees to ensure coverage of disability etiquette and best practices;
3. Implementing the "Progressive Employment" model, in which participants are exposed to a series of short-term work experiences, through the use of internships or trainee programs;
4. Identifying and accessing short-term skills training in high-demand areas to meet state workforce demands; and
5. Recommending further steps to bring individuals with disabilities into state employment at a rate that is as close as possible to that of the general population of working Vermonters, and comparing progress made each year to increase hiring opportunities and the integrated employment of those with disabilities, while maintaining the confidentiality of employees’ personal information.”

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  • Governor of Vermont
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