2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: ADA – To Outsource or To Not? That is the Question!

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Apr. 9

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Many companies are managing ADA in-house, and may have questions about how program components or responsibilities can be outsourced. Today, employers have a range of outsourcing options that will keep companies compliant while still providing an excellent employee experience. This webinar will explore some of the pros and cons of outsourcing ADA requirements.

Using practical information and examples, this session will illustrate what various scenarios can look like, explain how to define roles and responsibilities, and talk about how information is shared. Attendees will come away with a greater understanding of key issues surrounding these decisions, and an understanding of what steps to take to better assess these options for their ADA administration.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key considerations that arise from shifting accommodation responsibilities to a service provider.
  • Discover ways to identify and assess service provider capabilities.
  • Explore how to develop and manage an effective partnership with an ADA vendor.
  • Review methods for measuring program success, and how to implement refinements.


Adam Morell, JD
Director of National Technical Compliance - ADA Accommodations

At Sedgwick, Adam is responsible for compliance and development of the ADA product, as well as overseeing best practices. Previously, Adam was a senior consultant at Aon where he focused on absence management, and the development of time off, disability and leave policies, and plans. Adam has a wide range of compliance and employment law experience, both from an employer HR & benefits perspective, as well as third party administration. Adam holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Herminio Vargas, JD
Program Manager, Integrated Absence Management Group

In his 11 years at Walmart, Herminio "Herman" has been instrumental in the development and design of the company’s accommodation and return-to-work programs. Prior to Walmart, Herman was director of EEO compliance for Lowe’s Companies, and EEO manager for the Los Angeles MTA. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, MPA from The Evergreen State College, MBA from John Brown University, and Juris Doctorate from Seattle University School of Law. 


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

 Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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