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The State of Minnesota aspires to be a leader in employing individuals with disabilities and recognizes that to maintain a competitive edge in today’s workforce; individuals with disabilities are an integral part of our success as Minnesota’s largest employer in providing responsive services to all Minnesotans.
Over the past two years, MMB built relationships with many partners across state agencies and in the disability community. These relationships have been crucial to understanding the barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities and what state agencies can do to alleviate those barriers in state employment.
MMB is an active partner with the State Disability Agency Forum. The Disability Agency Forum keeps MMB apprised of constituent concerns about accessing state employment and provides recommendations and resources.
MMB works with these partners as a whole and individually on issues regarding recruitment, employment, retention, and accessibility – both physical accessibility to the workplace and technology accessibility.
Agencies: Agencies should have a good understanding of the role of each of the partners listed above and how the partners can help or assist in the recruitment, hiring, or retention of individuals with disabilities. Information about the state agency disability forum partners will be posted in a toolbox website and agencies will be notified when the toolbox is available.
MnCARRS is comprised of state agencies and several community organizations and partners to include disability groups. MnDOT began the MnCARRS group about seven years ago to form relationships with community organizations in an effort to recruit more diverse personnel at MnDOT. In 2013, MMB began co-chairing the MnCARRS group and its reach was expanded to all state agencies. MMB has invited MnCARRS partners to be active participants on workgroups to improve the hiring system and provides ongoing communication to our community partners about job and training opportunities.
Agencies: Agencies are expected to actively participate in the MnCARRS initiative through attending meetings, presenting to community partners about their agency or opportunities, and/or providing information about positions - in particular entry-level or mass hire positions - agencies wish to fill at least a week ahead of the position closing date. Please email Elizabeth Nelson, the Statewide Recruiter, at email@example.com for more information or to send information about a job posting to our community partners. For more information about MnCARRS, visit MMB’s Equal Opportunity Resources page and click on “MnCARRS Partnership” tab.
MMB participated on the Employer Work Relations Task Force, a group formed by Minnesota’s Commission on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (MnCDDHH) comprised of state agency disability partners and disability community organization, to tackle the recommendations made in the Governor’s Workforce Development Council’s All Hands on Deck Report, reissued in 2012.