ODEP News BriefAugust 8, 2014

National Industry Liaison Group Welcomes Assistant Secretary Martinez

At the annual conference of the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) on August 7 in Washington, DC, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy Kathy Martinez spoke to an audience of about 700 equal employment opportunity and affirmative action professionals from around the country. Her remarks focused on civil rights, Section 503 and strategies to encourage employees to self-disclose their disabilities, and ways to build an inclusive workplace. “It’s important for you to recognize that, as federal contractors, you lead the way, not only in what you do, but also how you do it,” Martinez said. The conference also featured secretary of labor Tom Perez, who delivered opening remarks on the first day of the conference and director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Patricia Shiu, who made conference closing remarks.