Coming up in October are some events highlighting the National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
NDEAM was declared in 1988 by Congress to increase awareness about the employment needs and contributions of individuals with disabilities. It is a nationally recognized federal initiative that recognizes the work and effort that people with disabilities have delivered to the government.
Various programs, such as reasonable accommodations training and career fairs, educate the public about the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities as well as highlight the specific employment barriers that still need to be tackled and removed.
This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.”
At Tinker Air Force Base, we continue to build a culture to embrace diversity and we are firmly committed to recruit, retain and advance people with disabilities throughout the Team Tinker workforce.
Currently we are showing 12.02 percent of individuals with disabilities and 1.67 percent of individuals with targeted disabilities; compared to 2017, when we had 11.53 percent individuals with disabilities and 0.88 percent individuals with targeted disabilities.
Tinker AFB will host several events for NDEAM, beginning with:
October 10 - Reasonable Accommodations Training
The Assembly Conference Room 107
Bldg. 9001 - 11:30 a.m.
October 16 - Reasonable Accommodations Training
Wilkinson Conference Room Post Location W67
Bldg. 3001 - 11:30 a.m.
October 25 - Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon
Tinker Chapel/Fellowship Hall
Bldg. 5701, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Guest speaker: Retired Sgt. Major Dan Miller,
US Marine Corps
Wounded Warrior Project
Opening Remarks: Colonel Ralph E. Taylor Jr.,
72nd Air Base Wing vice commander
October 29 - People with Disabilities Career Fair
Oklahoma City Community College
7777 South May Avenue, Oklahoma City
Main Building - College Union Entry 1
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Bring copies of resume with a Schedule A letter.
A Sign language interpreter will be available on-site for all events.
For more information and questions, contact Charles P. Hamilton at 582-5907