The State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is providing policy expertise to the new Kentucky Work Matters Task Force. SEED’s partners include the Council of State Governments and the National Conference of State Legislatures. ODEP Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Sheehy joined Governor Matt Bevin for an announcement about this collaboration earlier this month at a press conference in Frankfort with federal and state officials and key stakeholders. The 23-member task force brings together key departments of Kentucky’s state government and private-sector representatives to address barriers to employment. It also promotes workforce inclusion among targeted constituencies, including people with disabilities, foster children, disabled veterans, and others.