Over the past few months, Indiana Disability Rights (IDR) has visited work centers operating under the Department of Labor 14(c) sub-minimum wage certificate program. IDR did not provide any information or feedback on these site visits to work centers; however, IDR indicated a “white paper” would be issued in October of this year which would provide information regarding these visits.
Yesterday, Dawn Adams, Executive Director for IDR informed INARF that IDR will not be publishing the “white paper” as previously announced. Per Dawn, she has directed her employment team staff to stop work on the white paper. On Monday, December 5, at the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities Annual Conference, IDR will be part of a panel presentation and will “discuss the work center surveys”; however, plans to issue a white paper publication has been halted.