Last week, the IndySHRM Workforce Readiness Committee partnered with the Indiana Industry Liaison group to host an educational event about “Employment for Individuals and Veterans with Disabilities”. 

 Jennifer Sheehy, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP) provided the keynote address and presented about how employers could enhance their abilities in the following areas:

  • Disability outreach & recruitmentIncreasing self-identification amongst new & current employees
  • Increasing self-identification amongst new & current employees
  • Universal design in technology & work environment
  • Job accommodations


Ms. Sheehy provided attendees with information about several national organizations that offer information and resources about these issues:

Also on hand were 20 service providers, invited particularly due to their shared mission of assisting, educating and offering potential partnership opportunities, in our local community in order to increase employment for individuals and veterans who have disabilities.

Any number of these organizations can help your Indiana business improve successes with disability and veteran outreach and employment initiatives. 


Stay tuned about upcoming IndySHRM programs and learn more about various issues relevant to central Indiana HR professionals.

 Catherine Schmitt, PHR serves as the IndySHRM Director of Workforce Readiness and works as an HR Consultant with Purple Ink LLC, a human capital consulting firm.