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Employer Practices RRTC

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About Us

As recently as 2008, the employment rate of working age people with disabilities in the U.S. was 39.5 percent, compared to 79.9 for their nondisabled peers. Identifying barriers to improve the current situation and employer practices that advance the employment of people with disabilities is imperative and the aim of this project. The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices Related to the Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities (EPRRTC) seeks to create new knowledge of specific employer practices most strongly associated with desired employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and the prevalence of these practices. The project also hopes to increase knowledge about how these practices relate to employer success in hiring, retention, and promotion of individuals with disabilities; We also aim to increase incorporation of these findings into practice and policy by collaborating with employer groups to develop, evaluate, or implement strategies to promote utilization of positive practices identified by the RRTC


 

Past Events

A state of the science conference from the Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities October 22nd – 23rd Washington, D.C.
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, DC-Crystal City
300 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA 22202

This two-day event will highlight the research findings from the Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research and Training Center at Cornell University ILR School’s Employment and Disability Institute. The event presentations and discussions will include findings on:
  • Employment discrimination charges filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Analysis of wage and total compensation gaps by disability measure
  • Impact of employer provided health insurance on job-change patterns among employees with disabilities
  • The impact of human resource policies and practices, organizational climate, and leadership on employees with disabilities
  • Absence and disability management practices for an aging workforce
  • The employer view on organizational challenges and business opportunities
Each presentation will be accompanied by reactors and panelists representing both public and private sector stakeholders.

This state of the science conference and research is funded to Cornell University by the U.S. Department of Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities (grant #H133B100017). The contents of this conference do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government (Edgar, 75.620 (b)).

A Project Funded by NIDRR Cornell University ILR School

Partners: Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute (EDI), Cornell University’s Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS), Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), The Conference Board (TCB), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Disability Management Employers’ Coalition (DMEC), Office of Disability & Employment Policy’s National Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center for Employers at Cornell University

 

New Findings


 

Research Tools



Past Webinars

  • Webcast: Book Discussion: Employment and Work To watch a recording of the show, please visit the webcast page. Please note that you have to sign in to our website in order to view the on-demand recording. Signing up to view the webcast grants the individual a free account to complete access of the “Book Discussion” recording library.
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  • Webinar: Learn about characteristics of employment discrimination charges filed under the ADA The Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes among Individuals with Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Training Center hosted a free webinar on May 29th at 3:00 pm EST. In the webinar, Sarah von Schrader, PhD presented on a new online tool that provides data tables and visualizations of ADA employment discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as state and local Fair Employment Practice Agencies. To view the webinar archive, please click here
  • Webinar: New tool for Disability and Compensation Data Exploration The Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes among Individuals with Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Training Center hosted a free webinar on May 30th at 3:00 pm EST. In the webinar, William Erickson demonstrated a new, innovative, web-based free resource designed to help researchers explore disability and compensation. To view the webinar archive, please click here
  • Webinar: Leading Disability and Absence Management Practices for an Aging Workforce The Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes among Individuals with Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Training Center hosted a free webinar on March 14th, 2013. In the webinar, Sarah von Schrader, PhD presented on aging workforce issues for absence and disability management to the Disability Management Employer Coalition.





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