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May 24, 2005



SUBJECT: Notice - Extension of Nomination Period, Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award; Office of Disability Employment Policy

PROGRAM(S):         Disability

1.  Purpose.   To transmit notice that the time period has been extended to June 6, 2005 for nominations for the Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award, under programs of the Office of Disability Employment Policy.

2.  References.   Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 98, May 23, 2005,  pp. 29535-29536; Information Alert 045-05, March 7, 2005; Information Bulletin 047-04, March 3, 2004.

3.  Links.  This Alert is in the Regional website archive at:

Link to the Federal Register attachment (.pdf)

4. Action. Disability program administrators are requested to share this Information Alert with appropriate staff and other agencies/entities, and to submit nominations of eligible persons or organizations, as defined in the original Federal Register solicitation - to be received - on or before June 6, 2004 to:

Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award
Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Av. NW
Room S-1303
Washington, D.C. 20210

5.  Contact.    Questions or comments about this award program may be directed to Dina Dorich on 202.693.7880 or 7881 (TTY). Questions or comments about disability programs may be directed to the Office of Discretionary Programs in your Regional Office:

Region 1 Boston - 617.565.3630
Region 2 Philadelphia - 215.861.5200
Region 3 Atlanta - 404.562.2092
Region 4 Dallas - 214.767.8263
Region 5 Chicago - 312.596.5400
Region 6 San Francisco - 415.975.4610

Comments or questions about the format of this Alert may be directed to Tom Coyne on 312.596.5435.

6.  Expiration Date. June 6, 2005

7.  Attachment.  Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 98, May 23, 2005, pp. 29535-29536

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