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Archived ePolicyWorks Open Government Webcast - New Strategies for Successful Collaboration
This resource is an archived webcast hosted by ODEP on September 13th, 2012 to exchange information and perspectives on new and innovative open government strategies. Speakers included leaders from Department of Labor and other federal agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and Transportation. The webcast was part of ODEP's ePolicyWorks initiative, which leverages the latest technology to address barriers to employment for people with disabilities and fosters real-time collaboration around key policy issues.

Disability is Diversity: Effective Hiring Practices for Federal Employers
This research-to-practice brief from EARN describes the diversity requirements and initiatives unique to the federal government. In addition, it reviews relevant research to provide recommendations to federal employers seeking to recruit and promote employees with disabilities. is a federal website containing disability-related resources, the Employing People with Disabilities section includes resources for employers on recruiting, hiring and retaining people with disabilities. Information is available on assistive technology and accommodations, tax incentives, occupational safety and success stories.

Discover How to Support the Employment of People with Disabilities
On July 26th, 2010, President Obama issued an executive order instructing federal agencies to take steps to increase employment of people with disabilities. This webinar from the USDA TARGET Center's Discovery Series from January 2010 highlights some of these key steps. Learn about the technology, organizations, hiring authorities and best practices that enable the employment and advancement of people with disabilities, one of the biggest untapped resources in today's federal and private workplace.

Diversity in the Federal Workforce: Employing Individuals with Disabilities
This research-to-practice brief from EARN discusses the competitive advantages of a diverse workforce and provides recommendations for including disability as one segment of a diverse workforce.

Effective Accommodation Practices: The Interactive Process - Federal Sector (Word Doc)
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires the Federal sector to provide effective, reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. To help determine effective accommodations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), recommends that agencies use an “interactive process,” which simply means that employers and employees with disabilities who request accommodations work together. An effective interactive process is essential to Federal agencies in complying with Executive Order 13548. For agencies that are looking for ideas about what to include, this resource is an example of what the interactive process might look like.

Employer Assistance and Resource Network
EARN is a free, confidential service from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy that connects employers seeking workers with qualified candidates with disabilities and offers technical assistance to employers on issues relating to hiring and employing individuals with disabilities.

Executive Order 13163 and 13164: Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities & Reasonable Accommodations
Executive Order 13163 was signed into effect by President Clinton to increase the opportunity for people with disabilities to be employed by the Federal government. Executive Order 13164 requires agencies to offer reasonable accommodations to these employees. This entry in the Federal Register documents each of these Executive Orders.

Executive Order 13548: Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities
This is the text of Executive Order 13548, which is the document signed by President Obama mandating the increased federal employment of people with disabilities. It legislates how federal agencies must carry out the recruitment, hiring, retention, and return to work of individuals with disabilities.

Federal Accommodation Programs
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers this list of federal accommodation programs, including the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Federal Agency Employment Strategies: A Framework for Disability Inclusion
This report from the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the Department of Labor highlights employment strategies that promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the federal workforce. Included in the report is information regarding the recruitment, hiring, and training of individuals with disabilities, as well as information about accommodations and communication strategies.

Federal Employment Information Fact Sheets: Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
This resource describes the federal employment process for individuals with disabilities.

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
This site helps users with or without disabilities, better understand how to hire and retain persons with disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions about Management Directive 715
This U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guide provides information for federal employers on the most commonly asked questions about Management Directive 715.

Grow Success: Accountability and Measurement
In the 2012 report, Federal Agency Employment Strategies: A Framework for Disability Inclusion, the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor outlines federal best practices for recruiting, hiring, and advancing people with disabilities. The Grow Success recommendation was described as a process of accountability and continuous improvement, which will help federal agencies to establish criteria with which to measure and evaluate outcomes related to disability employment practices. Collecting data on employment outcomes is about setting goals, and creating accountability for meeting those goals. Beginning with passionate leadership and managerial commitment, the following policies and practices should be evaluated in relation to applicants and employees with disabilities: Diversity and inclusion Recruitment and retention Communication and accountability Measurement and Evaluation Once objectives have been prioritized in each area, effective measurement tools can be established. Ideally, goals should be connected to the performance evaluations of the people responsible for meeting those objectives.

Highlights of a Forum: Actions That Could Increase Work Participation for Adults with Disabilities
The U.S. Government Accountability Office, on March 16th, 2010, sponsored a forum to address the disproportionate underemployment of adults with disabilities despite ADA requirements for full participation and recent efforts by the Obama administration to increase employment opportunities. The forum explored various policy options and actions that could enhance workforce participation rates.

Increasing Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
This training from the Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program (CAP)provides an overview of services offered by CAP, as well as how it can be used to fulfill your agency's staffing needs. The training covers Executive Orders 13518 and 13548 and the employment lifecycle - placement, promotion and retention.

JAN's Resources for Federal Employers
JAN provides free consulting services for federal employers, including one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, compliance assistance with section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act, information about federal initiatives and hiring programs, and referral to federal resources.

Job Accommodation Network Federal Winter Webcast 2013 Series
JAN provided these 1.5 hour Webcast sessions beginning with the first week of January 2013. The three part series covered the hiring and employment of people with disabilities in the Federal government and the reasonable accommodation process. This archive provides audience members access to the recorded trainings.

Model Strategies for Recruitment and Hiring of People with Disabilities as Required Under Executive Order 13548
On July 26, 2010, marking the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13548. The order directs Executive departments and agencies to improve their efforts to employ Federal workers with disabilities and targeted disabilities through increased recruitment, hiring, and retention of these individuals. Executive Order 13548 demonstrates the President's strong commitment to making the Federal Government a welcoming place for people with disabilities where they can thrive and make the most of their talents and abilities. Agencies have until March 8, 2011 (120 days from the date of this memorandum) to submit their plans for increasing employment of people with disabilities.

National Council on Disability
NCD is a small, independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Senate-confirmed Presidential appointees , an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff.

ODEP: Federal Employment Resources
This webpage offers a number of resources that provide information about efforts to support the Federal employment of people with disabilities.

OPM Guide to Telework in the Federal Government
This guide book from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) explains telework – a flexible work arrangement that allows employees to do their jobs at an approved worksite. Telework may be used as a reasonable accommodation for an individual with a disability who may require, or prefer, to work at home.

OPM: A Call to Service Brochure
This brochure contains information about Federal employment and can be used as a tool by agencies when conducting recruitment activities for people with disabilities.

OPM's Success Stories of Federal Hiring of People with Disabilities
The following stories provide information on the work successes of Federal employees with disabilities. Many of these employees have faced adversities and have developed solutions to overcome them. Some of these solutions include reasonable accommodations, which provide a foundation for the employees to successfully perform their jobs. These success stories represent a broad range of careers at several agencies.

Promising and Emerging Practices for Enhancing the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities Included in Plans Submitted by Federal Agencies Under Executive Order 13548
This summary report identifies promising and emerging practices for advancing the recruitment, hiring, and retention of individuals with disabilities identified in 10 selected agency plans submitted under Executive Order 13548. This summary report may be used by Federal agencies to learn about practices that may facilitate achievement of the overarching goal of the Executive Order—to ensure that the Federal government becomes a model for the employment of individuals with disabilities.

Questions and Answers: Promoting Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce
This U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guide provides an overview of legal issues that affect the hiring and advancement of people with disabilities in the federal government. It is intended as a reference tool for federal government managers and supervisors.

Report on the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Executive Branch
This report is prepared in compliance with Executive Order 13548, Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities, and contains information on the representation of people with disabilities within the Federal Government and best practices of Federal agencies.

Toolkit for Federal Agencies on Implementing Executive Order 13548
The following are Office Department of Employment Policy 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.

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