Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act
Contact your representatives!
The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act was just introduced in the 117th Congress of the United States.
This bill is designed to strengthen the disability employment delivery systems throughout the country. The bill authorizes funding to states to strengthen its infrastructure to be able to provide real jobs with real wages in the community for individuals with autism, developmental and other disabilities. The grants would include funding for training and transition programs to move employees out of sheltered workshops and into community jobs with living wages.
Specifically, the bill includes a six-year phase-out of subminimum wage certificates that are currently authorized under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Two grant programs are authorized to support states to help build capacity to provide competitive integrated employment. The bill also creates a technical assistance center to support all state entities to transform the system and to disseminate best practices and lessons learned on the transition from subminimum wage to competitive employment.
Please contact your representatives to urge them to co-sponsor the bill.
Thank you for supporting employment for people with autism.