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Individuals With Disabilities Event

The Bureau of Reclamation would like to invite you and your organization’s clients/job seekers to our Individuals with Disabilities Event.

October 18, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Denver Federal Center
Kipling St., between 6th Ave and Alameda
Bldg. 67
Rio Grande Conference Room
Lobby Level/Floor L

Photo of Alejandro AnastasioThis event honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month putting a spotlight on the issues job-seekers with disabilities face, and how they can be overcome.

The effort to educate the American public about issues related to disability and employment actually began in 1945, when congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year 'National Employ the Physically Handicapped week.' In 1962, the word 'physically' was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to 'National Disability Employment Awareness Month.'

The Octobber 18 event is open to both federal employees and the public. Alejandro Anastasio is an illustrator out of Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region and will present "My One Handed Life." Nate Slattengren, is an Outreach Specialist from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation that will discuss Schedule A Hiring Authority. Schedule A is an Excepted Service appointing authority which may be used to hire individuals with disabilities. The Human Resources Office will also be conducting a Resume Writing Workshop that we encourage the public to attend.*

For more information contact Duriye Powell, 303-445-3623.

Agenda

09:00 – 10:00

Guest Speaker – Alejandro Anastasio presenting “My One Handed Life” Inspirational, motivational, and funny. Alejandro empowers groups and individuals to move beyond their real or perceived limitations to truly live their dreams

10:00 – 11:00

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation presenting "The Schedule A Hiring Authority for Individuals with Disabilities"

Presenter: Nate Slattengren

11:00 – 12:00

Resume Writing Workshop (Open to the public)
Present by Human Resources Division, Bureau of Reclamation

12:00 – 1:00

Exhibit Booths

  • Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
  • Good Living Experience
  • Colorado Center for the Blind
  • Colorado Division of Voc Rehab (DVR)
  • School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)
  • VA Voc Rehab & Employment (VR&E)
  • Wounded Warriors Program
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • National Park Services
  • University of Colorado Denver (School of Medicine/ Dept of
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Assistive Technology)
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • US Geological Survey

 

* Visitor Access: The DFC is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Visitors must stop and show identification, (i.e., government ID or a driver's license) to enter. Please be prepared to present a valid drivers license and current vehicle registration at the gates:

 

Kipling and Alameda
Employee/visitor/bus/delivery
6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
After hours accessibility with prior authorization

Gate 4
Union and 6th Avenue
Employee/visitor/bus
6 a.m to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday
 


Parking: Parking throughout the DFC is open to visitors unless specifically designated. Visitor spaces are located near entrances to the buildings. Parking spaces are designated as 30 minute, one hour or two hour spaces.