Raising the Bar: Effective Practices for Hiring, Recruiting and Retaining Qualified Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session highlights available resources and practical strategies for attracting, hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities.

Two recently revised regulations represent an historic advance in employment rights for disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities. By strengthening longstanding regulations under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, the new rules ensure that qualified applicants and workers have more meaningful opportunities to find, secure and keep good jobs. Colet Mitchell and Shaun McGill will discuss best practices around workplace culture, outreach, recruitment and retention for people with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities and pair with resources and tools.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Colet Mitchell


Colet Mitchell is the Lead Policy Analyst on the Employer Team in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).  Colet is an educator and has worked for the Veteran’s Employment and Training Service, and the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Education, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Pentagon Education Center and the Rochester, New York School District. She holds a B.S. in History and M.S. in Education from the State University of New York.

Shaun McGill


Shaun McGill is a Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the US Department of Labor. He is a member of the Employer Policy Team, where he works to examine and effectuate policy solutions for the issues and barriers facing employers as they seek to hire accommodate and advance employees with disabilities.  Prior to joining ODEP Shaun served five (5) years as the executive director for an NGO located in the suburbs of Maryland, providing employment services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. He has over 18 years of on-the-ground experience providing employment support to individuals with disabilities in varying capacities from direct support, vocational rehabilitation counselor, to senior-level management.

LVCC N224-226
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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