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DePaul to host webinar on navigating Schedule A, workforce development

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This article was updated on April 6 to reflect the new event date.

On April 14, DePaul will host a virtual program on navigating Schedule A when applying for jobs with the federal government. The event will feature a presentation from Andrea Cilliers, a DePaul alumna and a disability program manager for the U.S. State Department's Office of Civil Rights. All are welcome attend.

In her role, Cilliers works closely with human resources and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on initiatives related to access, diversity and inclusion. She also provides equal employment opportunity, and diversity and inclusion training around the world to U.S. embassies and consulates. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Students with Disabilities, the Career Center, A4 and the School of Public Service, the program will provide faculty, staff, students and alumni looking to hire into the federal government with insight and alumni experiences related to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility initiatives.

"Over the next several years, the federal government is set to open hundreds of jobs in the Chicago area alone," says Kelly Tzoumis, a professor in the School of Public Service and co-founder of A4. "Our hope for this event is to provide Blue Demons with disabilities the resources they need to maneuver Schedule A, an appointing authority that helps non-competitively appoint individuals who have a severe physical, psychiatric or intellectual disability."

Joining the federal government service: Navigating Schedule A and workforce development
Thursday, April 14
7 p.m.