A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n Report on the Section 504 Self-Evaluation - May 1996

Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs

Overview

The Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs (OLCA) monitors and analyzes legislative proposals concerning the Department. OLCA provides the direction, planning, and development for the implementation of the legislative goals of the Department. Its staff presents the Department's legislative program to Congress and coordinates the collection of information about the Department's policies, appropriations, and programs and provides it to Congress. OLCA works to ensure the Department's responsiveness to congressional requests for information and informs and educates other Department offices on Congressional policy and decision-making practice.

OLCA is located in Federal Office Building 10B, in Washington, DC.

OLCA Evaluation: Program Accessibility

There are limited circumstances in which the participation of a person with a disability would be restricted or excluded from Office programs. There have been instances where transportation to meetings could not be provided for employees who need to use wheelchairs. Staff are aware that it may be necessary to modify office policies and practices to enable persons with disabilities to participate in or access office activities. The staff currently offers all of its correspondence to Congressional staff in alternative formats. If a request is made to the Office for alternative format, the staff inquires which format the requestor prefers and then provides the materials in the requested format. The office currently has access to a TTY, but staff is not regularly trained on its use unless requested.

Existing Auxiliary Aids and Services

None reported.
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