Sharon Rennert is the senior member of the EEOC’s ADA/GINA Division, having joined the Division in January 1992. Ms. Rennert develops the Commission’s policy interpretations of the ADA and has worked on many of the most significant ADA policy guidances and technical assistance documents issued by the Commission. She specializes in providing private and public sector employers with practical approaches to ADA compliance. Her expertise also includes helping individuals with disabilities understand their rights and obligations.
Ms. Rennert took a leading role in developing the Commission’s technical assistance materials on COVID-19. Among the publications she has written for EEOC are those on reasonable accommodation, leave, and performance and conduct issues. Ms. Rennert has spoken at numerous seminars and workshops on all aspects of the ADA’s employment provisions, addressing attorneys, human resources professionals, federal personnel, law enforcement agencies, risk management personnel, and persons with disabilities.
From 1988 to 1991, Ms. Rennert served as Associate Staff Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. Before joining the ABA, Ms. Rennert was Assistant Director of Government Liaison for the Epilepsy Foundation of America, concentrating on disability rights issues.
Ms. Rennert received her law degree, with honors, from New York University School of Law. She received an award for outstanding student law review article for “All Aboard: Accessible Public Transportation for Disabled Persons.” Ms. Rennert received her B.A. degree, with highest honors, from the University of California/Berkeley.