Employment for People with Disabilities
Paralyzed Veterans of America supports efforts to remove policy and programmatic barriers that keep people with disabilities from pursuing work that is rewarding and from participating in the American dream.
Because many Paralyzed Veterans' members receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Paralyzed Veterans is particularly concerned with work disincentives in the SSDI program and works closely with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to address those barriers to economic self-sufficiency. For more information about CCD, visit www.c-c-d.org.
EEOC Issues Guide for Veterans Employment
This guide describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to recruiting, hiring, and accommodating veterans with disabilities, and briefly explains how protections for veterans with disabilities differ under USERRA and the ADA. The guide also provides information on laws and regulations that employers may find helpful if they want to make recruiting and hiring veterans with disabilities a priority.
Resource Guide for Employers
The White House introduced February 2015 a new Resource Guide for Employers for recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting individuals with disabilities. Aside from leveraging the guide to reach out and hire individuals from the disability community at large, businesses can also reference a specific section in the guide about hiring veterans with disabilities
Findings from OPM's "2012 Employment of People with Disabilities in the Federal Executive Branch Report"
The US Office of Personnel Management has released “2012 Employment of People with Disabilities in the Federal Executive Branch Report." This report revealed a tremendous accomplishment: more people with disabilities are in federal service, both in real terms and by percentage, than at any time in the past 32 years.
OPM Issues Report on President's Disabiltiy Employment Executive Order
The US Office of Personnel Management [OPM] issued a report regarding the progress on the President's disability employment executive order. That report shows some advances in this area. In FY2011, new hires of people with disabilities rose from 10.3 percent to 14.7 percent. In total, the federal government hired 18,738 people with disabilities in FY2011. Currently, there are more people with disabilities in federal service, both in numbers and by percentage, than at any time in the past 20 years.
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