october 22nd–23rd, 2013 | washington, d.c.

Innovative Research on Employer Practices:
Improving Employment for People with Disabilities

A state of the science conference from the Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes among Individuals with Disabilities. This two-day event highlighted the research findings from the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at Cornell University ILR School's Yang-Tan Institute. It was a great success! Check back for reports and proceedings of the conference.

The event presentations and discussions included findings on:

  • Employment discrimination charges filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Analysis of wage and total compensation gaps by disability measure
  • Influence of employer provided health insurance on job-change patterns among employees with disabilities
  • Impact of human resource policies and practices, organizational climate, and leadership on employees with disabilities
  • Absence and disability management practices for an aging workforce
  • Employer view on organizational challenges and business opportunities
Each presentation was accompanied by panelists representing both public and private sector stakeholders.

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

Keynote Speaker Day 1

Patricia Shiu Photo

Patricia Shiu

Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the U.S. Department of Labor

Keynote Speaker Day 2

Ann Cody Photo

Ann Cody

Director of Public Policy and Global Outreach BlazeSports America

Welcome Address

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Charlie Lakin

Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research U.S. Department of Education

Ruth Brannon

Director of the Research Sciences Division of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research U.S. Department of Education

Day 2 Panelist

Panel Representatives From:

World@Work, Georgetown University, Aetna, The National Federation of Independent Business, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the U.S. Department of Labor, MERCK, Office of Personnel Management, Centers for Disease Control, and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, BlazeSports, WFD Consulting, Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Conference Board, Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Rutgers University, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Manpower, Raytheon Company, National Industry Liaison Group, the Coalition for Disability Health Equity, American Association on Health and Disability, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Army Air Force Exchange Service, Internal Labour Organization

Please click on the Presenter page for more detailed information