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Meeting of November 16, 2011

Public Comments

The Commission will hold open the November 16 Commission meeting record for 15 days, and invites audience members, as well as other members of the public, to submit written comments on Overcoming Barriers to the Employment of Veterans with Disabilities. Public comments may be mailed to Commission Meeting, EEOC Executive Officer, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20507, or emailed to All comments received will be made available to members of the Commission and to Commission staff working on the matters discussed at the meeting. Comments will also be placed in the EEOC library for public review.


  1. Announcement of Notation Votes,
  2. Draft Final Regulation on Disparate Impact and Reasonable Factors Other Than Age Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and
  3. Overcoming Barriers to the Employment of Veterans with Disabilities

Invited Panelists:

  • Joyce Walker-Jones, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;
  • George M. Parker, Director, Office of Compliance and Investigations, Veterans Employment and Training Service, Department of Labor;
  • Claudia Gordon, Esq., Special Assistant to the Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Department of Labor;
  • Ruth A. Fanning, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • Heather Ansley, Esq., MSW, Director of Veterans Policy, VetsFirst, a Program of United Spinal Association, Co-Chair,Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force;
  • Ray Decker, Assistant Director for Veteran Services, Office of Personnel Management;
  • Dinah Cohen, Director, Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), Department of Defense;
  • Vivian Eng Bendewald, Program Manager, Student Veterans and Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans Employment Initiatives, Veterans Employment Program, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Anne E. Hirsh, M.S., Co-Director, Job Accommodation Network (JAN)