Company: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA)
Michael is the Director of the Employer Policy Team at the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). In this role, Michael is responsible for ensuring that ODEP’s policies and practices address the needs of employers, and building coalitions with the business sector to promote disability employment. Michael’s drive for inclusion is fueled by his experience as a person with a learning disability, ADHD and an anxiety disorder.
Previously, Michael was a Deputy Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), driving highly successful government-wide workforce initiatives with various diverse communities. At OPM, Michael was also responsible for steering and designing the government-wide policies and programs of 56 Federal agencies throughout the country to increase Federal employment of individuals with disabilities. By fostering teamwork and collaboration, Michael led the Federal government to successfully exceed historic records for the employment of people with disabilities. Before joining OPM, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), supporting private sector employers in creating innovative and high preforming teams. Michael is fluent in American Sign Language and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education.