14 (c) National Dialogue: We need your voice!

Advocacy Alert!

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), through its ePolicyWorks initiative, is hosting this national online dialogue—open until June 21, 2019—to gather perspectives on Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The goal of this online dialogue is to capture trends, experiences with transition, and visions for the future from those "on the ground." Information gleaned from the comments will then be summarized to provide an overview of Section 14(c) at the state and national levels to ODEP.

What is 14 (c) ?

14 (c) refers to a sheltered environment for people with disabilities. At Inroads to Opportunities, 207 employees work in hand packaging and assembly services. They come to work Monday-Friday 8:30am-3pm and receive an hourly wage for their level of productivity. We believe in keeping this option available for those who need this type of job to succeed in the workplace.


Please share your ideas and comments, perspectives or experiences around Section 14(c), please contact the Office of Disability Employment Policy at 202-693-7880 or ePolicyWorks@dol.gov for further assistance.

For more information on 14 (c) and how it directly affects employment options, check out our recent blog post here: