Individuals with Disabilities / Disability Accommodations

The Department of Labor (DOL) is committed to hiring a highly talented and diverse workforce, including individuals with disabilities. We offer excellent benefits and opportunities for career advancement and jobs across the United States. DOL’s commitment to the employment of individuals with disabilities includes having a disability employment strategic plan; establishing an Affirmative Action Plan to improve the recruitment, hiring, advancement, and retention of applicants and employees with disabilities; issuing robust hiring goals, including for individuals with targeted disabilities; increasing the knowledge of disability-related resources; and promoting training in disability awareness, etiquette and reasonable accommodation.


Individuals with Disabilities / Disability Accommodations



Employment Opportunities

Individuals with disabilities and targeted disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for DOL employment opportunities through the traditional, or competitive, process via USAJOBS, the federal government’s official jobs website.  DOL’s Disability Program Manager is available to assist with recruitment, hiring, and accommodating individuals with disabilities.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or questionnaire process, immediately notify the point of contact identified in the job announcement.  Also, please see the information below in the “Reasonable Accommodations” section.  Individuals with disabilities have much to contribute to our workplace and to accomplishing the various Department of Labor mission areas.

Persons with disabilities, including veterans, may be eligible to apply non-competitively using the Schedule A Hiring Authority.  DOL often uses Schedule A to fill vacancies with qualified individuals.

For more information about employment of individuals with disabilities in the federal government and the Schedule A hiring authority including eligibility, please visit the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employment of People with Disabilities site.

Reasonable Accommodations

The Department of Labor provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things usually are done that enables a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity.

Some of the accommodations available include:

  • TTYs for use with telephones
  • Hardware and software that make computers accessible if you have vision impairments or difficulty using your hands
  • Sign language interpreters or readers
  • Training and other written materials in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, audio tape, computer disk)
  • Physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying a workspace