US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
National Institutes of Health
OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
AND DIVERSTIY MANAGEMENT
Memo: DHHS-DoD CAP Partnership Agreement and CAP Kick-Off Program
Friday, June 20, 2003 11:03 a.m.
To: All HHS Employees
From: Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
We are pleased to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services has entered into an agreement with the Department of Defense Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) to provide assistive technology, devices, and services to DHHS employees with disabilities at no cost, as granted by the National Defense Authorization Act.
For the past several years, HHS and other Federal agencies have used CAP to provide computer/electronic accommodation to individuals hired through the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) for College Students with Disabilities. This agreement will enable HHS to expand that service and benefit all HHS employees with disabilities who need assistive technology.
The liaison with DoD's CAP will be in the HHS Office of Human Resources, EEO Programs Group. Listed below are designated contact persons within each OPDIV who are knowledgeable about reasonable accommodation to assist employees and managers concerning requests for reasonable accommodation from CAP. Please note, however, that requests for reasonable accommodation need not be filtered through OPDIV contacts, but may be forwarded directly to www.tricare.osd.mil/cap. We also have an internal E-mail dedicated to DHHS CAP Reasonable Accommodation Requests, inquiries, concerns, etc., which can be reached by sending messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DHHS LIAISON TO DoD CAP
Bonita V. White
OPDIV REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION/CAP CONTACTS
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), serviced by
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Immediate Office of the Secretary (IOS) and Administration on Aging (AoA)
Program Support Center (PSC)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA), serviced by PSC