's Scott Duncan took FACT training in August of 2015.
analysts help employees obtain accessible technology, such as screen readers that read text appearing on the computer screen aloud for employees who are blind or have severe visual impairments, or assistive technology video phones for employees who are deaf, thus enabling them to use sign language to communicate with the other party.
According to DRAD
Director Patricia Pittarelli, the great value of the ADA for the Department is that, through such efforts as Schedule A hiring and workplace accommodations, the Department gains the valuable inclusion of all people who positively contribute to our mission.
Offices interested in hiring an intern through WRP should contact DRAD
for additional information and may review candidates online at www.WRP.gov.
may consult with the employee's manager to determine the essential functions of the job and needs of the office, in connection with identifying possible accommodations.
's recruitment and outreach efforts are led by the Department's Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC).
Under the 3 FAM 3670, an employee can initiate a request for reasonable accommodation orally or in writing with either the supervisor or the Disability/Reason-able Accommodation Division of the Office of Employee Relations (HR/ER/ DRAD
* The new Disability/Reasonable Accommodation Division (DRAD
) provides one-stop services and assistive technologies to employees.
She asked ER's Disability Reasonable Accommodation Division (DRAD
) if they could find one, and DRAD
, which attends career fairs targeted to people with disabilities, wounded warriors and disabled veterans, came through.
centralizes services for those employees with disabilities and reconfirms the Department's commitment to them.
Disability Resource Analyst Scott Duncan was named Employee of the Year, based on his nomination by the Department.
has since hired six new staff members: Disability Resource Analysts Carlynn Marsh and Scott Duncan, Selective Placement Coordinator/ Recruiter Michael Wolfe, Paralegal Specialist Kristin Giuliano, Management Analyst Emmie Hoover and HR Assistant Karen Grimes.