Image of Ben smiling and wearing a Fed badgeMeet this month's WISE guest presenter! Commissioner Chai Feldblum of the EEOC will join us to discuss federal employment paths for people with disabilities and what to do if you have experienced discrimination.

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WISE Spotlight: Commissioner Chai Feldblum of the EEOC

May 17, 2018

Image of Ben smiling and wearing a Fed badgeJoin us for our next Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar, Ticket to Work: Working for the Federal Government! We are excited to welcome Commissioner Chai Feldblum of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to discuss federal employment opportunities that are available nationwide for people with disabilities.

Chai Feldblum began her service as a Commissioner of the EEOC in April 2010. In December 2010, the Senate confirmed her for a second term, which will end on July 1, 2018.

During her service on the Commission, she has focused on employment civil rights issues within the jurisdiction of the EEOC. Her particular areas of interest have been the employment of people with disabilities, pregnancy accommodation, sexual orientation and transgender discrimination, harassment prevention, the structure and process of the federal sector complaint system and strategic planning for the Commission.

During the webinar, Commissioner Feldblum will present information about working for the federal government, including:

  • Special hiring paths, like Sections 501 and 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Schedule A Hiring Authority
  • The mission of the EEOC
  • What to do if you believe you have experienced discrimination

What else you'll learn

During the webinar, we'll also share more about supports and services that are available to people with a disability, including Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) program.

The Ticket program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. It helps people with disabilities move toward financial independence and connects them with the services and support they need to succeed in the workforce.

Register now!

You can learn more about the Ticket program, the EEOC and opportunities for working with the federal government next week! Join us for our WISE webinar:

When: Wednesday, May 23, 3 - 4:30 p.m. ET
How: Register online at or call 866-968-7842 or 866-833-2967 (TTY).
You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder.


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