About Us

ACSED, which was originally named Disabled in State Service-DISS, was formed in 1976. It was incorporated in 1982 as a California non-profit public benefit corporation and has been granted 501 [c][3] nonprofit status by the IRS and the Franchise Tax Board
  • Participated in the CalHR/SPB Joint Project to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations for improving the hiring and retention of employees with disabilities in state government.
  • Coordinated with Senator Pan’s office and the Department of Rehabilitation in conducting a job seminar on how to apply for State service positions.
  • Sponsored state legislation requiring departments to have Disability Advisory Committees (DACs)
  • Successfully advocated for creation of the Statewide Disability Advisory Council (SDAC)
  • Promoted an increase in the disability employment representation rate
  • Sought and obtained revisions to equal employment opportunity laws to ensure protection of employees with disabilities
  • Encouraged SPB to create a Model of Disability Employment program

2023-24 Board of Directors
Bobby Dutta – President
Scott Richmond – Immediate Past President
Riana Hardin – Vice President
Catherine Campisi – Secretary
Karen Chesmore – Treasurer
Ralph Black – Assistant Treasurer
Lisa Brown – Board Member At-Large
John Kerr – Board Member At-Large

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