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Federal Gov’t may not meet 2010 Executive Order

At the end of fiscal year 2012, the #U.S. federal government employed the highest percentage of people with #disabilities than any time in the last 32 years, making up 12% of their #workforce. People with #target disabilities are getting hired at the highest percentage in the last 17 years. Of the 220,000 individuals with disabilities working in #federal service, 18,000 had a target disability, such as #blindness, #deafness or an #intellectual disability.

Although this is great news, the government is still not meeting the goals of the 2010 #executive order from #President Barack Obama calling on agencies to hire 100,000 people with disabilities in the following five years. If they were meeting this goal, agencies would be onboarding about 20,000 people with disabilities each year.

 

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