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State TANF Policy and Services to People With Disabilities

November 7, 2002

The intent of this study is to identify state policies and procedures that are designed to ensurethat people with disabilities and/or parents with children with disabilities are provided theopportunity to participate in state TANF programs. The intent is not to present "best practices," with quantifiable and measurable outcomes. Many state TANF programs are still in their early stages, with new programs being developed and outcomes still uncertain. The intent is to present an in-depth "snapshot" of what is occurring right now at the state level in terms of services and programs designed to assist TANF recipients with disabilities. Are states developing programs and policies specifically targeted toward people with disabilities? Are people with disabilities being served on an individual basis as part of the overall TANF population? Are states developing innovative strategies that particularly benefit TANF recipients with disabilities and, if so, what are they? By identifying these strategies, this report may assist other states in their policy development process in support of people with disabilities and parents with children of disabilities.

Standing on Shaky Ground: Employers Sharply Concerned About Terrorism

February 20, 2002

This survey and report explores the implications of the recession economy and recent terrorist-related events for the nation's employers.

One-Stop Accessibility: A Nationwide Survey of One-Stop Centers on Services for People with Disabilities

February 1, 2002

The purpose of this study is to ascertain the accessibility status of One-Stop centers andthe ways that workforce development systems are serving people with disabilities. It is important to gauge how services to people with disabilities are being implemented around the country. While WIA requires that all services be fully accessible to people with disabilities , and that VR agencies be partners in the One-Stop system, the real success of the One-Stop system for people with disabilities depends on the commitment of local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and One-Stop Operators to create a system that responds to their needs. Services and programs for people with disabilities should not only focus on accessibility and nondiscrimination.

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998: Performance Management and People With Disabilities

January 11, 2002

The primer outlines the various components of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). It also suggests ways that people with disabilities can fully access WIA systems and services.The report was prepared for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities and funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998: A Primer for People with Disabilities

January 11, 2002

The primer outlines the various componenets of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). It also suggests ways that people with disabilities can fully access WIA systems and services.The report was prepared for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities and funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

A Workplace Divided: How Americans View Discrimination and Race on the Job

January 7, 2002

In this Work Trends survey, American workers express their views on the contentious issue of discrimination in the workplace -- how they perceive and experience discrimination as well as what they expect government and employers to do about it.