California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)

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The California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD) advances the employment of people with disabilities in the state. The primary function of the CCEPD is to consult with and advise the Secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency and the Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency on all issues related to full inclusion in the workforce of persons with disabilities, in order to:

  1. Bring individuals with disabilities into gainful employment at a rate that is as close as possible to that of the general population.

  2. Support the goals of equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for these individuals.

  3. Ensure that state government is a model employer of individuals with disabilities.

  4. Support state coordination with, and participation in, benefits planning training and information dissemination projects supported by private foundations and federal grants.

The CCEPD supports an annual event for youth with disabilities. In September of 2015, the CCEPD voted to adopt the California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) as the youth event for the years 2016-2018. For more information regarding YLF go to the DOR YLF page.

For more information please contact the Executive Officer, Maria Aliferis-Gjerde at (916) 558-5698.

Interested in becoming a Member of the CCEPD?

The CCEPD is always looking for people with a variety of experiences to serve on the Committee. To view CCEPD responsibilities and time commitments, please view this Member Description (RTF).

The first step in the process is to complete the application, including the essay questions and get two Letters of Recommendation. Submit the application (Word) to Executive Officer through mail or email.

Please call Maria Aliferis-Gjerde, Executive Officer of the CCEPD at (916) 558-5698 or at for questions regarding your application.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the CCEPD.


Upcoming Meetings

  • June 22, 2018 - CCEPD Executive Committee Meeting

    Group: California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)
    Location: 721 Capitol Mall, Room 169

    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Teleconference: 1-888-955-8795

    Participant Passcode: 8100563


    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Contact: Zak Ford

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