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June 1, 1997
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Undoubtedly, you'll have to make decisions on what accommodations to offer transferring employees who are dealing with disabling conditions, and there are resources you can access to help you understand the laws regarding disabled employees. Those offered by the U.S. government include:

ADA Information Line-ADA Specialists:
For general Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) information and answers to technical questions, call the ADA Information Line on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern time).

Publications by Fax:
Many publications can be ordered through the automated fax system. Call the ADA Information Line 24 hours a day and follow the directions. Enter code 3000 at the prompt and you'll receive a listing of all the publications available.

Publications by Internet or Bulletin Board:
All the publications available by fax and many others (including full text of ADA regulations for Title II and Title III can be found online at
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm.
In addition, they may be obtained electronically through the Department's ADA Bulletin Board System at 202/514-6193.)

President's Committee on Employment of People With Disabilities:
Answers employment questions and funds the Job Accommodation Network which provides advice on accommodating employees with disabilities.
Employment Questions: 202/376-6200
Internet address: http://www.pcepd.gov
Job Accommodation Network: 800/526-7234
Internet address: http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/english/homeus.htm

Internal Revenue Service:
Provides information about tax code provisions including tax credits (Section 44) and deductions (Section 190) that can assist businesses in complying with the ADA.
Tax code information: 800/829-1040
Tax code legal questions: 202/622-3110

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
Offers technical assistance on the ADA provisions applying to employment.
Employment questions: 800/669-4000
Internet address: http://www.eeoc.gov

Department of Education:
Funds 10 regional centers to provide technical assistance on the ADA.

Disability & Business Technical Assistance Centers:
Telephone: 800/949-4232
Internet address: http://www.icdi.wvu.edu/tech/

Workforce, June 1997, Vol. 76, No. 7, p. 48.

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