2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Telework Policies for Individuals with Disabilities (language only)

Item 66 #1h

Item 66 #1h

Secretary of Administration


Page 55, after line 16, insert:

"A. The Secretariat of Administration will convene a workgroup to identify model telework policies that enable individuals with disabilities to participate in Virginia's workforce through telework. The workgroup shall include relevant state agencies, including one representative from the Office of the Chief Workforce Advisor, the Secretariat of Commerce and Labor, the Department of Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Division of Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Blind and Visually Impaired, the Department of Labor and Industry, the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, local workforce development offices with experience serving individuals with disabilities, community-based organizations that provide employment services to individuals with disabilities, employers or employer associations, and an individual with disabilities. The model policies shall include best practices across a range of industries and identify relevant resources available to employers through the federal government or national organizations, and they shall be made available for all businesses in Virginia to access."


(This amendment directs the Secretary of Administration to convene a workgroup to identify models that support individuals with disabilities in teleworking.)