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.

Key Presenters:

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Susanne Bruyère

Director Yang-Tan Institute ILR School Associate Dean of Outreach Professor of Disability Studies Cornell University, ILR School

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Kevin Hallock

Donald C. Opatrny '74 Chair of the Department of Economics Joseph R. Rich '80 Professor Professor of Economics and of HR Studies Director, Institute for Compensation Studies Cornell University, ILR School Departments of Economics and Human Resource Studies

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Linda Barrington

Executive Director Cornell University, ILR School Institute for Compensation Studies

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Lisa Hisae Nishii

Associate Professor Chair of ILR International Programs

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Sarah von Schrader

Assistant Director of Research Yang-Tan Institute Cornell University, ILR School

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Bill Erickson

Research Specialist Yang-Tan Institute Cornell University, ILR School

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Arun Karpur

Extension Faculty Yang-Tan Institute Cornell University, ILR School

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Zafar Nazarov

Research Associate Yang-Tan Institute Cornell University, ILR School

Panelists:

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Charlie Lakin

Director, National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Role: Welcome Address

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Peter Linkow

Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion at WFD Consulting Role: Challenges on the Minds of Employers — Learnings from Employer­Participant Working Groups Panel Member

Nora Vele

Nora Vele

Executive Director, Equal Opportunity Compliance for MERCK & Co. Inc. Role: Challenges on the Minds of Employers — Learnings from Employer­Participant Working Groups Panel Member

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Patricia Shiu

Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Role: Day 1 Keynote Speaker

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Judy Young

Assistant Director of Training and Development Yang-Tan Institute Cornell University, ILR School Role: Employer Panel Moderator

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Elizabeth Milito

Senior Executive Counsel, National Federation of Independent Business Role: Employer Panel Member

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Michael Murray

Principal Advisor, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Role: Employer Panel Member

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Chai Feldblum

Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Role: Discrimination Charges: Identifying Patterns and Employer Factors Panel Member

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Jennifer Sheehy

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor Role: Day 2 Panel Discussion Member

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Andy Imparato

Executive Director, Association of Unversity Centers on Disability Role: Day 2 Panel Discussion Member

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Ann Cody

Director of Public Policy and Global Outreach, BlazeSports America Role: Day 2 Keynote Speaker

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Janet LaBreck

Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration

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John Hough

Statistician
National Center for Health Statistics,
Centers for Disease Control
Role: Featured Participant

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Sarah Potter

HR Compliance Manager, Aetna Role: Challenges on the Minds of Employers Panel Member

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Stephen M. King

Director of Disability Programs, Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity, Office of the Secretary of Defense Role: Challenges on the Minds of Employers Panel Member

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Jennifer Bustamante

Senior Researcher, Human Capital Practice, The Conference Board Role: Inside the Workplace Panel Member

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Dan Ellerman

Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Northrop Grumman Technical Services Role: Inside the Workplace Panel Member

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Brian Miller

VR Program Specialist and State Team 3 Facilitator, Rehabilitation Services Administration Role: Patterns of Employment and Skills Match Panel Member

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Jill Houghton

Executive Director of Membership & Partner Opportunities, US Business Leadership Network Role: Employer Panel Moderator

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Wendi Secrist

Executive Director of Membership & Partner Opportunities, US Business Leadership Network Role: Employer Panel Member

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Cynthia Collver

Executive Director of Membership & Partner Opportunities, US Business Leadership Network Role: Employer Panel Member

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Diana Culberson

Vice President, Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion, Army and Air Force Exchange Service Role: Day 2 Panel Discussion Member

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Nancy Donaldson

Director, International Labour Organization Role: Employer Panel Member

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Danny Kean

R&B/Soul/Blues/Funk, Farmingdale, NY Role: Reception Entertainment

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Ruth Brannon

Director of the Division of Research Sciences, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Role: Welcome Address

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Lisa Schur

Associate Professor of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University Role: Patterns of Employment and Skills Match: Implications for Rehabilitation Policy and Practice Panel Member

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Cara Woodson Welch, Esq.

Vice President, Public Policy, News and Publications Role: Analysis of Wage and Total Compensation Gaps by Disability Measure Panel Member

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Adriana Kugler

Vice Provost for Faculty and Professor, Georgetown University Role: Analysis of Wage and Total Compensation Gaps by Disability Measure Panel Member

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Barbara Kornblau

Director of Health Learning and Patient Engagement for the American Association on Health and Disability and Founder of the Coalition for Disability Health Equity
Role: Employer-Provided Health Insurance and Job Mobility Panel Member

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Ron Edwards

Director, Program and Research Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Role: Discrimination Charges: Identifying Patterns and Employer Factors Panel Facilitator

Vince Campbell

Associate Director for Disability Inclusion and Public Health
Centers for Disease Control

Seth Harris

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
Role: Day 2 Keynote Speaker