California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)

On January 1, 2012, the Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) will be transferred from the Employment Development Department to the Department of Rehabilitation. Along with the transfer, the name has been changed to the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD). With strong support of the California Health and Human Services Agency and the Department of Rehabilitation, the new committee will build upon the legacy of the Governor's Committee to further advance employment opportunities for people with disabilities in California.

The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities is established in California statute to advance the employment of people with disabilities in the state. Policy-related responsibilities of the committee were first defined in the Workforce Inclusion Act (Aroner, Statutes of 2002) and amended as part of the Budget Act of 2011, under Assembly Bill 119. The primary function of the committee is to consult with and advise the Secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency on all issues related to full inclusion in the workforce of persons with disabilities, in order to:

  1. Bring individuals with disabilities into gainful employment at a rate that is as close as possible to that of the general population.

  2. Support the goals of equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for these individuals.

  3. Ensure that state government is a model employer of individuals with disabilities.

  4. Support state coordination with, and participation in, benefits planning training and information dissemination projects supported by private foundations and federal grants.

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