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Increasing Disability Employment in the Federal Government

A Toolkit for Federal Agencies on Implementing Executive Order 13548

IMAGE MAP: Toolkit for Federal Agencies - Step 1: Recruitment, Step 2: Hiring, Step 3: Training, Step 4: Creating a Welcoming Environment, Step 5: Retention Step 1: Training Step 2: Creating a Welcoming Environment Step 3: Recruitment Step 4: Hiring Step 5: Retention

Step 3: Recruitment
Create a pipeline of talented workers with disabilities

Building an Inclusive Workforce: A Four-Step Reference Guide to Recruiting, Hiring, & Retaining Employees with Disabilities is a primer on what you need to know. Order the compact, self-standing version for your desk from ODEP's online order site. It's FREE!

Utilize the Office of Personnel Management's Shared List of People with Disabilities, a FREE resource for finding candidates with disabilities who are eligible to be hired through the Schedule A hiring appointment. The list is available through the MAX Federal Community.

Establish a continuous flow of candidates into your agency, including young people with disabilities.  This resource can help: Shaping Tomorrow's Workforce: Including Talents of Young People with Disabilities.

Learn new ways to reach out to people with disabilities by using Strategic Connections: Recruiting Candidates with Disabilities.

Utilize your State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency to connect you with job candidates with disabilities.

Obtain customized technical assistance and resources to support integrating employees and veterans with disabilities into the workplace from the Employer Assistance & Resource Network (EARN).

To find potential employees with disabilities, contact Employment Networks in your state.  These networks provide training and job placement services to people with disabilities for the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work Program.

Locate college students with disabilities seeking summer and regular full time jobs through the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP).

If you are looking for interns, you can also access the Emerging Leaders program to learn more about internships for students with disabilities.

Operation Warfighter (OWF) is a program that places recuperating military Service Members in temporary internships within federal agencies.