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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 5: Retention
Keep valued employees with disabilities in your workplace

The Return-to-Work Toolkit provides resources to get employees back on the job quickly and smoothly after illness or injury.

America's Heroes at Work is a U.S. Department of Labor project that addresses the employment challenges of returning Service Members and veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The website educates employers on ways to retain wounded warrior employees and help them succeed on the job.

Flexible work arrangements help all workers including employees with disabilities. Learn more about customized employment and flexible work arrangements.

Executive Order 13548 mentions the Federal Employees' Compensation Act and calls on the Secretary of Labor to propose specific outcome measures and targets for agencies to improve their return to work percentages. These goals have been set out under the President's memorandum establishing the Protecting Our Workers and Ensuring Reemployment (POWER) initiative. As the federal government aims to be a model employer, returning our injured workers is an important endeavor. The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs provides information about POWER and returning injured federal employees.