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Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
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Lou Orslene, MPIA, MSW, CPDM, serves as the Co-Director of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. As a service of the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), JAN’s professional consultants manage more than 50,000 inquiries and conduct more than 100 trainings annually.
 
Lou graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with dual Master's degrees in Public and International Affairs and Social Work. Lou also holds a certification in Disability Management as well as a certificate in Managing Public and Non-profit Organizations. He holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management.
 
Lou’s presentations are informed by more than 25 years in the field of disability employment and through collaborations with groups such as the US Business Leadership Network, Disability Management Employers Coalition, Assistive Technology Industry Association, and the American Association of People with Disabilities among others.