Disability News /KLKC
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs invites public comment on this proposal, which is being published in today’s (fri.) edition of the Federal Register. OFCCP's proposed rule would strengthen the affirmative action requirements established in Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 obligating federal contractors and subcontractors to ensure equal employment opportunities for qualified workers with disabilities. The proposed regulatory changes detail specific actions contractors must take in the areas of recruitment, training, record keeping and policy dissemination — similar to those that have long been required to promote workplace equality for women and minorities. In addition, the rule would clarify OFCCP's expectations for contractors by providing specific guidance on how to comply with the law. To read the notice of proposed rulemaking or submit a comment, visit the federal e-rulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. All comments must be received by Feb. 7, 2012, and should include identification number (RIN) 1250-AA02.
The University of Montana invites applications for a Research Associate at the Rural Institute; Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities. Position will conduct qualitative and quantitative research, prepare publications, develop trainings, and supervise graduate research assistants and student employees. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, economics, rehabilitation counseling, public health or other related field required. Screening begins December 5, 2011 and will continue until position is filled. For full position description, list of materials and instructions on how to apply, please visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com/
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Parsons, Ks – Needy families living within the Parsons telephone exchange area will be able to sign up for the Stella Wells Christmas Basket Program for three days only, starting today (mon.). Individuals may apply in person at the Labette Assistance Center, 301 North 30th or call between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon through Wednesday at 421-2252 or 421-2225.
The application deadline is December 1st. Donations of canned goods and staples may be left at the Parsons Cablevision office, Team Bank and Country Mart. Because of storage and distribution problems, the basket program can not accept used toys or clothing. Last year 685 baskets were filled. It takes a lots of money and contributions of canned goods to provide for this many families so all donations are appreciated.
Monetary contributions may be sent to Norma Jean Hendricks, 423 Parkway in Parsons. Please make checks payable to Stella Wells Baskets. Volunteers are needed to help sort groceries and pack boxes, starting December 12th AT the old Sutherland Lumber Company in the Belmont Square Area.
Volunteers will also be needed to help with delivery on December 17th. Baskets will be delivered or can be picked up that day at the old lumber company location. Delivery hours will be 8 -11:30 a.m.. Recipients must be home during the designated time to receive a basket. Pick-up hours are scheduled from 9:30 – 11 a.m..
Parsons, Ks – Another member of the state administration will be in southeast Kansas today (thurs.). The Secretary on Aging, Shawn Sullivan will be visiting the Parsons SKIL office from 1:45 - 3:00 p.m. to gain more knowledge of those served by the local organization’s programs. Sullivan will also answer questions relating to KanCare, the agency reorganization, and other Medicaid issues announced by Governor Sam Brownback last week. The session will be conducted in the upstairs conference room at 1801 Main.