What is the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)?
The United States Department of Labor includes the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), which was created in 2001 as a sub-cabinet policy agency. According to the ODEP website, this office "provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities." Their leadership is provided by "developing and influencing disability employment-related policies and practices affecting an increase in the employment of people with disabilities."
ODEP supports several programs and resources that serve students, job seekers, government agencies, and employers, such as:
- Disability Mentoring Day
- Emergency Preparedness
- Employer Assistance and Recruiting Network
- High School/High Tech
- Job Accommodation Network
- Perspectives on Employment
- Small Business and Self Employment for People with Disabilities
- Workforce Recruitment Program
For more information, visit about ODEP.