Ticket to Work Resources
The Ticket to Work; Is It a Winning Ticket? by Alan M. Goldstein
Social Security Beneficiaries Returning to Work by John Coburn
The Ticket to Work Program: An Update by John Coburn
Ticket to Work Program
Social Security Administration (SSA). This link will take you to the home page of SSAís Website. From there you can connect to disability-related information including the Ticket to Work.
Maximus. Maximus was named by SSA to be the Program Manager of the Ticket to Work Program. This website has information regarding employment networks and your rights under the Ticket to Work Program.
Benefit Planning and Assistance Outreach (BPAO) Report. This report shows the benefits of meeting with a Benefit Planner from the BPAO program when you are working or considering work.
Ticket to Work Panel Report. The Ticket to Work Panel reports findings and recommendations to the U.S. Congress regarding the Ticket to Work Program. This link will take you to the most recent report.
Americans with Disabilities Act including employment and other information
Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is an excellent resource for finding information concerning reasonable accommodations.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC enforces employment cases under Title I of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other employment discrimination cases.
Department of Justice (DOJ). DOJ enforces Public Accommodation provisions under Title III of the ADA. This link will send you to DOJís home page.
Great Lakes ADA and IT Center. The Great Lakes ADA Center is a great resource for ADA information. The website contains numerous resources and the Center offers numerous learning opportunities.
Job Opportunities & Resources
Post Office Jobs in the Chicago Near North Suburbs. From Rep. Luis Gutierrez's office. Want to work for the Post Office in the Near North Suburbs? Now's your chance...
The new Battery Exam 473 for entry level positions is currently open from February 7-11 for the 604 (near south suburbs) area in the Central Illinois Performance Cluster. To register online for the new 473 exam go to: http://www.usps.com/employment. The Announcement Number that identifies the exam for Central Illinois is: 117435. If someone is unable to register using the online system please have them register by phone by calling: (866) 999-8777. Whichever system the applicant uses he/she must have the Announcement Number to register. Chicago is scheduled to open in July.
Please be aware that all exam registration periods will only open for one week (Monday - Friday) get the word out. If you have any questions concerning the exam or exam orientation workshops please call Efren Anguiano (630) 260-5213 or Esmeralda Dominguez (312) 983-8014.
Local Discrimination Laws
Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR). CCHR enforces the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance protecting the rights of people with disabilities and others who encounter discrimination.
Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR). IDHR enforces the Illinois Human Rights Act protecting the rights of people with disabilities and others who encounter discrimination.
Cook County Commission on Human Rights. The Cook County Commission on Human Rights enforces the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance, which protects all people who live and work in the County from discrimination and sexual harassment in employment, public accommodations, housing, credit transactions, County services and County contracting.
Medicare Discount Drug Card Guide. Access consumer friendly information about the Medicare Discount Drug Card.
Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS). DRS provides vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities in Illinois.