Public Invited to Colorado Springs Meeting on Delivering Quality Workforce Services to Disabled Job Seekers

(DENVER) -- In March, Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation into law that will transfer the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) from the Department of Human Services into the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE).

The legislation mandated that public meetings be conducted throughout the state to allow the public, including individuals with disabilities, opportunities to provide input. A meeting has been scheduled in Colorado Springs on October 13.

When:        October 13, 12:00 noon to 1:30 PM
Where:    The Independence Center, 729 S. Tejon Street
                Colorado Springs, CO

The meeting will continue an important dialogue between the Department of Labor and Employment and the disability community,” says Executive Director Ellen Golombek “The information shared with us at this meeting – and what we have learned at other meetings -- will help guide our work in developing legislation that will complete the transition and ensure its success.”

Note: American Sign Language interpretation and wheelchair access have been arranged. Reasonable accommodation or the services of a spoken language interpreter will happily be provided on request by contacting Lara Lemley at lara.lemley@state.co.us or 303-318-8008.

Although we welcome these requests anytime, providing adequate notice increases our ability to effectively meet your needs. For those who use public transportation contact Mountain Metropolitan Transit Colorado Springs at 719-385-7433 to plan your trip. For more information about this meeting, visit colorado.gov/cdle/shapethefuture or call 303-318-8008.


For Immediate Release

Date:    September 23, 2015
Contact:    Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations
Phone:    Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004 or Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003
Fax:    (303) 318-8070
 Web:    http://www.colorado.gov/cdle