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Increasing Disability Employment in the Federal Government

A Toolkit for Federal Agencies on Hiring People with Disabilities

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

Photos of Mathew, a federal judge; Joy, a federal employee; Nfafu, a federal employee

About this Toolkit

The following are ODEP tools that can assist federal agencies in their efforts to increase the employment of people of disabilities. They guide users through five key steps toward making their agency a model employer, from initial recruitment to ongoing support and retention of employees with disabilities.

Step 1: TrainingStep 1: Training
Educate yourself on promising employment practices

Step 2: Creating A Welcome EnvironmentStep 2: Creating A Welcoming Environment
Ensure that your workplace is accessible to all employees

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

Step 4: HiringStep 4: Hiring
Interview and hire qualified employees with disabilities

Step 5: RetentionStep 5: Retention
Keep valued employees with disabilities in your workplace