Disability Resources

Workforce Diversity – As of January 2011, 10,000 people daily will be turning 65 and this will continue for 20 years. Now is the time for employers to look outside of traditional sourcing pools to find employees to meet their needs. Studies have shown people with disabilities to be a loyal dependable employee who meets or exceeds job performance expectations. Access the resources below to find out why hiring employees with disabilities makes good business sense.

Return on Investment

Employing people with disabilities boosts your bottom line.

Tax Benefits for Private Employer

Three types of tax incentives are available to help employers cover accommodation costs for employees with disabilities and/or to make their workplaces accessible.

Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services

http://www.dars.state.tx.us (Homepage)
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/drs/vr.shtml (For Job Seekers with Disabilities)
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/services/servicesforbusiness.shtml (For Business)

Disability.gov

http://www.disability.gov

Provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits.

Office of Disability Employment Policy (Department of Labor)

http://www.dol.gov/odep/categories/workforce

Americans with Disabilities Act – US Department of Justice

http://www.ada.gov

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

http://askjan.org

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee. JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

2-1-1 Texas

https://www.211texas.org/211/

Upcoming Events

January
10

January Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
2304 TX-40 Loop; Midland, TX
Atmos Energy Bldg. Fischer Community Room


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Announcements

January
16

Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified auditing firm

The Permian Basin Workforce Board is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified auditing firm to conduct the Board’s annual single agency audit according to generally accepted auditing standards; the standards set forth for financial audits in the U.S. General Accounting Office’s Government Auditing Standards; the provisions of the federal Single Audit Act, as amended; and Title 2 U.S. CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Permian Basin Workforce Board is the grant recipient and fiscal agent of federal workforce development and federal child care and development funds for the 17-counties in the Permian Basin. The details of the federal funds associated with the single agency are as follows:
• 96.3% of the audit will be financed with Federal funds;
• The total amount of Federal funds to be audited is $16,526,557; and
• The percentage and dollar amount of non-governmental sources is 0.02% and $3,000.
The balance of Permian Basin Workforce Board’s financing is from state funding.

A RFP packet may be obtained beginning January 16, 2018 by contacting:
Gail Dickenson
432.563.5239
Gail.dickenson@workforcepb.org

The deadline for submitting a proposal is February 13, 2018 at 12:00 noon Central Standard Time.

The Permian Basin Workforce Board reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

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