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Oregon Disabilities Commission meets May 10 in Salem - 05/07/18

(Salem, Ore.) - The Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC) will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer St NE, Room 473, Salem, Oregon, 97301.

The meeting is open to the public.

The agenda includes regular ODC business, review and approval of meeting agenda and prior meeting minutes, public comment, announcements, ODC business topics, other topics and next meeting agenda ideas.

Those who can’t attend in person may call into the meeting using this conference line, 503-934-1400, with access code, 6385566.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Alex Pelusi at Alex.J.Pelusi@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

For questions about the meeting, please contact: Jeff Puterbaugh, policy analyst at Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us.

 About the Oregon Disabilities Commission

The Oregon Disabilities Commission is charged by state statute to advise the Department of Human Services, the Governor, the Legislative Assembly and appropriate state agency administrators on issues related to achieving the full economic, social, legal and political equity of individuals with disabilities. ODC also acts as a coordinating link between and among public and private organizations services individuals with disabilities.

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Oregon Department of Human Services Self-Sufficiency Programs Launches Video Series during Public Service Recognition Week - 05/07/18

SALEM, Ore. – In honor of the 33rd Annual Public Service Recognition Week, Oregon Department of Human Services Self-Sufficiency Programs (SSP) employees participated in a video series, sharing their inspirational stories on why they work in public service. The videos are featured on SSP’s Facebook page each day during Public Service Recognition Week, May 6-12, 2018.

Celebrated since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is a nationwide public education campaign honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Each year the President and Congress designate the first full week of May as PSRW and activities are held nationwide in celebration of public employees who put service above self.

“SSP serves 1.2 million Oregonians, and the team of employees, who help our customers address the barriers that will help lead them out of poverty, are here because they truly care about helping others,” said SSP Director Kim Fredlund. “The staff are here to serve others, and their stories demonstrate their passion to help Oregonians most vulnerable populations.”

Thirty SSP employees appear in this series from cities including Medford, Bend and Ontario. Watch the videos on SSP’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OregonDHS.SSP/

Learn more about SSP services and find an office near you: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/offices/pages/self-sufficiency.aspx

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services' advisory committee to meet May 18 - 05/02/18

(Salem, Ore.) – The advisory committee for Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Room 166 of the Department of Human Services Building, 500 Summer St. N.E., Salem.

The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items will include: public comment, old business, new business, a discussion about the April 14 retreat in Corvallis and a review of the recommended action plan from the retreat.

Sign language interpreters and live captioning will be provided. Those who are unable to attend in person, may call into the meeting using the toll-free phone number, (503) 9341400, and Conference ID # 6646344.  

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Kelsey Gleeson at (503)947-5104 or send an email to Request.ODHHSP@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.

For questions about this meeting, please contact: Chad A. Ludwig at (503) 454-6100 or ODHHS.Info@state.or.us 

About the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committee

The committee assists the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Program (ODHHSP) by providing information and expertise on issues affecting individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and those with additional disability.

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