What is SEED?
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) collaborates with Women In Government and other state-based organizations through the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. SEED works with state legislators to effectively address barriers that may hinder successful long-term employment and economic security for these constituents. Through these collaborations, SEED ensures that state policymakers have the tools and resources they need to develop strategies that build a disability-inclusive workforce. Read more about SEED here.
Toolkits, Briefs, ADA Anniversary, National Disabaility Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM - October) Resources
- WIG Summer Summit Series July 1, 2020: ADA 30th Anniversary - State Exchange on Employment & Disability (Transcript)
- Sample National Disability Awareness Month Anniversary & ADA Anniversary Proclamation
- Sample ADA 30th Anniversary Proclamation
- TN SB 1612 "Tennessee Accessible Transportation and Mobility Act of 2020"
- Sample Executive Order/Joint Resolution to Establish A Task Force to Increase the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in The Workplace
- Policy Checklist: A Guidepost for Analyzing State Policy from a Disability Perspective
- SEED One-Pager: Advancing Policy for a More Inclusive Workforce
- Women In Government's Companion Toolkit: "State Strategies to Assist Employees with Mental Health and Substance Use Issues Stay At Work/Return To Work"
- SEED Info Brief: "Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work"
- Advancing Policy for a More Inclusive Workforce: March to Independence
- Advancing Policy for a More Inclusive Workforce: Transportation Challenges
Check Out WIG's Latest SEED Podcast!
Women In Government SEED Policy Roundtables
In 2016, WIG convened two Policy Roundtables at our regional conferences to provide members opportunities to discuss leverage points for positive policy and practice change in the area of employability of people with disabilities. Specifically, these sessions elucidated which policies and/or practices are most promising, potentially problematic, and what changes could be made to improve the execution of state actions.
Further, members reflected on their own state policies and generated a set of recommendations and commitments to help move the most promising policies and practices forward.
- Advancing Policy for a More Inclusive Workforce
- Work Matters- A Framework for States on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities
- Emerging Disability Policy Framework