The Statewide Disability Advisory Council (SDAC) was established to assist all departments in maintaining their respective Disability Advisory Committees (DAC). As of July 1, 2012, the SDAC is under the guidance of the California Department of Human Resources. Government Code Section 19792 requires CalHR to "provide statewide leadership, coordination, technical guidance and enforcement regarding efforts to fully achieve equal employment opportunity and non-discriminatory employment practices within the state civil service." SDAC supports departments in achieving this effort. SDAC serves as an advisory council to the CalHR Director to help California State government increase and improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
LaVerne Bush, Co-Secretary (916) 322-2156LaVerne.Bush@cdtfa.ca.gov
Denise Coath, Co-Chair(916) 795-0722Denise.Coath@calpers.ca.gov
Cindy Kolkin, Secretary(916) 327-3092Cynthia.Kolkin@dhcs.ca.gov
Michael Mitchell, Co-Chair(916) 843-3154MMitchell@chp.ca.gov
Government Code Section 19795(b) requires each department to establish a Disability Advisory Committee (DAC). The purpose of the DAC is to advise the departmental director of issues of concern to the department's employees with disabilities. Departmental DAC members participate on the SDAC. The SDAC helps departmental DACs by sharing ideas for improving the representation of state employees with disabilities, proposing solutions to reasonable accommodation problems, and providing information and training on disability issues. The SDAC Co-Chairs provide support to DAC members on how to have an effective DAC. Please contact your Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office on questions regarding discrimination. In order to assist departments establish effective DACs, CalHR and the SDAC have prepared the information guide: How to Have an effective Disability Advisory Committee.
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How to Have an Effective Disability Advisory Committee