For more information, go to www.dol.gov/odep.

Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP) Community of Practice (CoP) Monthly Webinar — June 14, 3:00-4:30 PM ET
The Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP) Community of Practice (CoP) Monthly Webinar, to be held June 14, 3:00-4:30 PM ET, will address the topic “Inspiring Parental Participation: It Is All in How You Ask.” The webinar will teach CoP participants to work more effectively as service providers for families of children with disabilities. The guest speaker will be Katherine Carol, a national subject matter expert supporting Employment First efforts.

Workforce Recruitment Program Seeks Federal Employees to Recruit Students with Disabilities
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. The WRP is the primary pipeline bringing students and recent graduates with disabilities into federal employment. Volunteers are needed to act as WRP recruiters for the upcoming recruitment season, which runs from October 30 through November 20, 2017. Recruiters must be federal employees who can commit to conducting at least 10 30-minute phone interviews with students from across the country, and evaluating each student candidate in writing. The required recruiter training is conducted online and can be completed in about 90 minutes. Registration is open until August 1.

New PEAT Videos Highlight Accessible Workplace Technology Resources
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has created two online videos to explain its mission, resource offerings and opportunities to foster collaboration and action around accessible workplace technology. One video outlines PEAT’s mission and resources, while the other highlights the TalentWorks feature, a free tool that helps employers and human resource professionals ensure their eRecruiting technologies are accessible to all job seekers. The open-captioned videos, and their transcripts, are available on the PEAT website.

New from the AskJAN Blog
The AskJAN blog continues to grow as four new posts were recently added. These blogs include “An Interview with Barbara Bissonnette of Forward Motion Coaching” by JAN Lead Consultant Melanie Whetzel; “Shining a Light on Sun Safety” by JAN Consultant Sarah Small; “Accommodation Ideas for Individuals on Dialysis” by JAN Lead Consultant Elisabeth Simpson; and “Service Animal Access vs. Wheelchair Access — Why the Difference?” by JAN Principal Consultant Linda Carter Batiste.