[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 24, 2014)]
[Pages 77529-77530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30137]



Office of Disability Employment Policy

Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated 
Employment for Individuals With Disabilities; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated 
Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (the Committee) was 
mandated by section 609 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended 
by section 461 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 
The Secretary of Labor established the Committee on September 15, 2014 
in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The purpose of the Committee is to 
study and prepare findings, conclusions and recommendations for the 
Secretary of Labor on (1) ways to increase employment opportunities for 
individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or other 
individuals with significant disabilities in competitive, integrated 
employment; (2) the use of the certificate program carried out under 
section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 
214(c)); and (3) ways to improve oversight of the use of such 
certificates. The Committee is required to meet no less than eight 
times. It is also required to submit an interim report to the Secretary 
of Labor; the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and 
Pensions; and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce within 
one year of the Committee's establishment. A final report must be 
submitted to the same entities no later than two years from the 
Committee establishment date. The Committee terminates one day after 
the submission of the final report.
    The first meeting of the Committee will open to the public 
beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 and continue 
through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the U.S. Access Board, 
1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1111. The morning 
session on the first day will be closed for a FACA and membership 
briefing. In addition, the Committee will discuss a number of other 
administrative items, including selection of a chairperson, review of 
objectives, approval of the schedule for future meetings, and other 
items related to the administrative functioning of the Committee. 
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the meeting will be open to the public for 
brief remarks from Federal Committee members and other relevant Federal 
officials. The officials will discuss the areas within their agencies 
that potentially impact the work of the committee and their agencies' 
work in helping people with significant disabilities obtain 
competitive, integrated employment, including, when relevant, their 
work in implementing section 14(c) of FLSA. The Committee will also 
hear from people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
    On January 23, the Committee will hear witness expert testimony on 
a number of topics, including, but not limited to: Research findings 
regarding the potential of workers with significant disabilities; 
current state policy efforts across the country to address challenges; 
and barriers that impede competitive, integrated employment options for 
individuals with disabilities. In addition, school-to-work transition 
experts will discuss model strategies for transitioning young people 
with significant disabilities from school to competitive, integrated 
employment, and a panel of providers will discuss their employment 
practices for youth and adults with significant disabilities.
    Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide testimony 
from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on January 23rd. Organizations or members of the 
public wishing to submit a written statement may do so by submitting 30 
copies on or before January 14, 2015 to Christopher Button, Supervisory 
Policy Advisor, Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated 
Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Suite S-1303, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Statements also may be submitted as email attachments in rich text, 
Word, or pdf format transmitted to

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[email protected]. It is requested that 
statements not be included in the body of an email. Statements deemed 
relevant by the Committee and received on or before January 14, 2015 
will be included in the record of the meeting. Do not include any 
personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or other 
contact information) or confidential business information that you do 
not want publicly disclosed.
    Individuals or representatives or organizations wishing to address 
the Committee should forward their request by email to 
[email protected] or call Dr. Button at the U.S. 
Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy at (202) 
693-4924. Oral presentations will be limited to five minutes, but an 
extended statement may be submitted for the record. Individuals with 
disabilities who need accommodations should also contact Dr. Button at 
the address or phone number above.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of December, 2014.
Jennifer Sheehy,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy.
[FR Doc. 2014-30137 Filed 12-23-14; 8:45 am]