Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Agency Plans Due for Implementing President Obama’s Executive Order on Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities in the Federal Government


President Obama signing the new Executive Order

On July 26, 2010 President Obama signed the Executive Order on Employment of People with Disabilities in the Federal Government to mark the historic 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Executive Order requires Federal agencies to increase the hiring of people with disabilities by 100,000 over the next 5 years.

Agencies had 120 days to develop a plan that will detail how they intend to accomplish their part of the goal.

People with disabilities seeking employment are encouraged to apply for positions through USAJOBS or by sending your resume directly to the agency with a job opening for which you would like to apply.

If you want to send your resume directly to a Federal agency, contact that agency's Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC). A list of SPPCs' by agency can be found here.

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