California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)

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Vision Statement:

"People with disabilities will be prepared to maximize their self-sufficiency by integrating into the mainstream of a California labor market that is accessible to the diversity of its workers, job seekers, and business and microenterprise owners."

Mission Statement:

"California commits to achieving an employment rate for people with disabilities that is in parity with that of the general population by:

  • Removing barriers to work; and,

  • Providing needed services, supports and incentives to maximize individual economic growth and development."

The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD) was established 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 CCEPD 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.

Assembly Bill 119 required CCEPD to coordinate an annual event for youth with disabilities. The CCEPD in September, 2015 voted to adopt the California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) as the youth event for the years 2016-2018. For more information on the YLF go to the DOR YLF page.

For more information please contact the Executive Officer, Maria Aliferis-Gjerde at (916) 558-5698.


Calendar Subject to Change. Please confirm dates with CCEPD Office.

2017 CCEPD Full Committee Meetings Dates

  • March 2, 2017

  • June 8, 2017

  • September 14, 2017

  • November 2, 2017

2017 YLF Governance Committee Meeting Dates

  • January 11, 2017

  • February 8, 2017

  • March 8, 2017

  • April 12, 2017

  • May 10, 2017

  • June 14, 2017

  • July 12, 2017

  • August 9, 2017

  • September 13, 2017

  • October 11, 2017

  • November 8, 2017

  • December 14, 2017


Upcoming Meetings

  • March 02, 2017 - California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)

    Group: California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)
    Location: Department of Rehabilitation

    721 Capitol Mall

    Room 242

    Sacramento, CA 95814


    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Contact: Karl Ortega

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