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Federal Government Making Strides in Employment of People with Disabilities

The #U.S. #Office of #Personnel Management (#OPM) closed out 2013 with the announcement that the number of #federal workers with #disabilities reached its #highest level in more than three decades. The federal added over #16,000 #new #employees with #disabilities during the 2012 FY, bringing the total to nearly 220,000. This #progress allows the federal government to continue to #develop as a #model #employer for #people with #disabilities.

With the pending effective date for new #OFCCP regulations calling for an #increase in #employment of people with disabilities with #federal #contractors in March, employers can adopt many of the promising practices being used by the federal government:

  • Visible  top  management commitment to the employment of individuals with disabilities
  • Increased recruitment of individuals with disabilities including internship programs and national, regional, and local outreach
  • Increased staff training, including supervisor training to help recognize accommodation requests.

#Springboard is available to help implement these and many other promising practices to increase the utilization of people with disabilities in your #workforce. Call us today to discuss how we can help you with OFCCP compliance.

This information should not be construed as “legal advice” for a particular set of facts or circumstances. It is intended only to be a practical guide for readers. Users should seek appropriate legal advice tailored to address their specific situation.