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Louis Orslene

Director of the Employer and Workplace Policy Team - ODEP

Louis Orslene is the Director of the Employer and Workplace Policy Team for the Office of Disability Employment Policy which examines the policy issues and barriers facing employers as they seek to recruit, hire, retain and advance individuals with disabilities in the workplace. The Team encourages the adoption and implementation of policies and practices that meet the needs of both employers and people with disabilities. Prior to joining ODEP, Louis served as a Disability Policy Advisor supporting the Department of Defense Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He also co-directed the Department of Labor’s Job Accommodation Network (JAN). He has extensive knowledge of workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27

Workshop 5

Workplace Mental Health: Moving from Research to Practice
William Erickson, Ellice Switzer (Cornell University), Louis Orslene (ODEP), Lori Golden (EY)

The pandemic has led to an array of challenges including high levels of depression and anxiety.  Employers play a critical role in supporting employees navigating mental health challenges. In this panel presentation, attendees will become familiar with national data documenting the extent of mental health impacts on employees; how employers and EAPs address the mental health challenges presented by the pandemic; and online resources to help address workplace mental health issues.