[NFBMO] FW: Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 19-16, Announces Commencement of Missouri as a Model Employer Initiative

Shelia Wright sbwright95 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 15:53:33 UTC 2019

Hello Federation Friends,


Below is an announcement from Governor Parsons. It includes the opportunity
for those looking for employment to participate in a show case  on October
10 which is a reverse career fair. I share this here for those that are
looking for employment or to advance employment.






From: Mueth, Laura [mailto:Laura.Mueth at oa.mo.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:48 AM
Subject: Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 19-16, Announces Commencement
of Missouri as a Model Employer Initiative


Good morning,


Yesterday Governor Parson signed Executive Order 19-16 announcing the
Missouri as a Model Employer Initiative. The press release for the executive
order is below. There is a link to the Executive Order at the bottom of the
press release. The direct address is



From: Office of Governor Michael L. Parson <MOGOV at public.govdelivery.com
<mailto:MOGOV at public.govdelivery.com> > 
Sent: Monday, September 9, 2019 12:57 PM
To: Hahn, Kayla <Kayla.Hahn at governor.mo.gov
<mailto:Kayla.Hahn at governor.mo.gov> >
Subject: Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 19-16, Announces Commencement
of Missouri as a Model Employer Initiative



Missouri Governor - Michael L. Parson

Office of Communications



September 9, 2019

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 19-16, Announces Commencement of
Missouri as a Model Employer Initiative

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) - Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order
19-16, announcing the commencement of the Missouri as a Model Employer

The Model Employer classification is an emerging trend supported by the
federal Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy to help
more people with disabilities obtain competitive, integrated employment. 

"Being a Model Employer is critical to developing and maintaining a talented
state workforce that reflects the rich diversity of Missourians," Governor
Parson said. "We are committed to doing everything we can, both through this
initiative and other efforts, to eliminate barriers to employment and expand
job offers to individuals of all abilities."  

Currently, 79.8 percent of working age individuals in Missouri without a
disability are employed while only 37.1 percent of working age individuals
with a disability are employed. Governor Parson's Executive Order aims to
reduce this disparity by directing Missouri state government to serve as a
Model Employer of individuals with disabilities through improved
recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies. 

Through the initiative, the state will set annual goals for continuing to
increase the percentage of individuals with disabilities in the state
workforce and evaluate its progress in achieving those goals each year. The
Office of Administration will also designate a State Disability Employment
Coordinator or Coordinators to advise and support state agencies with the
initiative, helping to ensure its success. 

To assist with the launch of the initiative, a Missouri as a Model Employer
Talent Showcase will take place at the State Capitol on October 10, 2019. 

The Talent Showcase event is a reverse career fair that provides individuals
with physical, mental health, or cognitive disabilities to showcase their
talents and achievements through display or presentation. State agencies and
private employers will have the opportunity to circulate the booths,
introduce themselves, and learn about the individuals' skills and abilities
that may meet their hiring needs. 

To view Executive Order 19-16, click here.



Contact: Kelli R. Jones

Communications Director

Work:  573-751-0765

Email: communications at governor.mo.gov
<mailto:communications at governor.mo.gov> 

Website:  www.governor.mo.gov <http://www.governor.mo.gov> 







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Laura Mueth, M.A., CRC

Disability Program Specialist

Missouri Governor's Council on Disability


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PO Box 1668

Jefferson City, MO 65102-1668


GCD Phone: 573-751-2600 or 800-877-8249

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