Employment for People with Disabilities

Paralyzed veteran at work on his computerParalyzed 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

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/ada_veterans_employers.cfm 

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.

Findings from OPM's "2012 Employment of People with Disabilities in the Federal Executive Branch Report"

http://www.natlawreview.com/article/our-new-year-s-resolution-re-us-department-labor

The US Office of Personnel Management recently 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

 http://www.opm.gov/diversityandinclusion/reports/disability/DisabilityReportFY11_07-24-12.pdf
 
The US Office of Personnel Management [OPM] recently 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.

Paralyzed Veterans of America - Advocacy in Action

  • Comments submitted by Paralyzed Veterans of America in response to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking feedback to several questions about ways in which the federal government could become a model employer of people with disabilities.
    Read the Letter
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Comments to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning federal contractor obligations to recruit and hire people with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, Jan 2012
    Read the letter
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities letters to chairmen and ranking members of House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Congressional committees urging prompt action to reauthorize two Social Security work incentives programs.
     Read the document
  • Letter submitted by Paralyzed Veterans of America to Senator Bernie Sanders, Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs regarding the Social Security Protection Act
    Read the document
  • Comments submitted by Paralyzed Veterans of America to the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in response to a proposed rule concerning federal contractor obligations to recruit and hire people with disabilities.
    Read the document
  • Comments submitted by Paralyzed Veterans of America to the Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in response to a proposed rule concerning federal contractor obligations to recruit and hire veterans and veterans with disabilities.
    Read the document
  • The CCD Veterans Task Force was invited to present testimony to a November 16, 2011, EEOC hearing on barriers to employment for veterans and veterans with disabilities.  Paralyzed Veterans of America cochairs the CCD Veterans Task Force.
    Read the document

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