Tuesday, December 15, 2009

EEOC Launches Guides In Effort To Increase Federal Hiring of Individuals with Disabilities

Advancing its campaign to increase federal hiring of employees with disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a set of guides on leveraging Schedule A, an authority available to federal agencies to hire and/or to promote individuals with disabilities without competing the job. The five “ABCs of Schedule A” guides are tailored for each participant in the federal hiring process: Service Providers, Applicants with Disabilities, Human Resources Professionals, Hiring Managers, and Disability Program Manager and/or Selective Placement Coordinator. The EEOC determined that the guidance was necessary because, according to the Agency, the participation rate of individuals with severe disabilities in the federal workforce continues to decline. All five guides are available on the EEOC’s web site, eeoc.gov, and can be immediately downloaded and printed.