The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (H.R. 873 / S. 260) is designed to strengthen and enhance the disability employment service delivery systems throughout the states while the subminimum wages that are currently allowed under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act are phased out over a six-year period. The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act provides states, services providers, subminimum wage certificate holders, and other agencies with the resources they need to create competitive integrated employment service delivery models and the inclusive wraparound services that some individuals with disabilities will need. The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will continue to monitor this bill and stands ready to assist as this bill moves through Congress.
- On January 26, 2019, NDRN sent a letter to both Senator Casey and Chairman Scott thanking them for introducing the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act.
- On February 7, 2019, NDRN sent a letter to Representative McMorris Rodgers thanking her for introducing the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act.
- On May 1, 2019, NDRN joined national organizations on a letter sent to the full House urging co-sponsorship of the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act along with a list of state and local organizations who support the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act.
Please contact Amanda Lowe, Senior Policy Analyst, at [email protected] or 202-408-9514 ext. 101 if you have any questions regarding this bill.