Employment – Advisory Committee Created Under WIOA Releases Final Report

The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) delivered its final report to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on September 15, 2016. The ACICIEID, created by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, was charged with developing recommendations to improve the employment participation rate of individuals with disabilities, including those with the most severe disabilities. The Arc provided testimony to the ACICIEID on several occasions. The ACICIEID’s recommendations center around overall capacity building, capacity building for youth, changes in the use and oversight of Section 14(c) certificates, building capacity in the marketplace, building capacity in federal agencies, and increasing competitive employment in the AbilityOne program. The report was also delivered to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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