Policy and Advocacy
The ACSED Advocacy Committee meets throughout the year with State Departmental leadership and Legislators in addressing the systemic issues that limit equality in the hiring, retention and promotion of PWDs in state service. We collaborate with CA Department of Human Resources, the State Personnel Board, the Department of Rehabilitation and other departments. These activities go to mission of our organization.
ADDITIONAL ON-GOING ACTIVITIES:
- Participate in SDAC and departmental DAC meetings to inform them of the role we can play in addressing systemic barriers that limit the hiring, retention and promotion of individuals with disabilities.
- Mentor and consult with the State Disability Advisory Committee and individual department DACs and SDAC in addressing ongoing systemic issues.
- Brown Bag Lunch Program: This membership benefit program is designed to provide professional development workshops to state employees. Subjects range from resume development, to skill development, to understanding the “system”, etc. The workshops are usually a collaborative project with other state employee membership organizations such as Asian Pacific State Employee Association Foundation (APSEA).
- 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.