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Sharon Terrell-Lindsay Retires

After 42 years of government service, 19 of those spent with the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), Assessment Team Chief Sharon Terrell-Lindsay is heading off to a well-earned retirement.

While working with CAP, Ms. Terrell-Lindsay guided many employees to success, but also helped CAP to be structured as effectively as possible. Her work led to the creation of training and education opportunities to expand knowledge of disability and assistive technology capabilities throughout the program.  She also provided critical input on the development and implementation of several CAP Initiatives, including those that aid Workers’ Compensation beneficiaries and individuals who telework as a form of reasonable accommodation.

Through her work, Ms. Terrell-Lindsay has become an important part of the disability community. She has also had many opportunities to share her expertise as a selected speaker on disability and employment issues at a variety of national, federal, and private conferences.

Ms. Terrell-Lindsay’s work led her to be recognized by Federal Computer Week in 2004 with a Federal 100 Award, which is given to the top 100 federal employees of the year. During her 23 years with the Defense Automated Printing Services, she was also the recipient of former Vice President Gore’s Hammer Award for $70 million of annual savings based on innovative and effective automation initiatives.

When asked what advice she would like to pass on to people starting their careers, Ms. Terrell-Lindsay wisely said, “Stay in school, and learn all you can regardless of the position you hold because you never know what job is waiting for you on the horizon. Stand up for what you believe in and never sell your soul to the devil to get ahead.”

Ms. Terrell-Lindsay has been critical to the success of CAP and its mission. Though her daily presence and guidance will be sorely missed by the team, we will continue to further her work and wish her well in this new chapter of her life.