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27.005 Federal Employment for Individuals With Disabilities

FEDERAL AGENCY:

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

AUTHORIZATION:

Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112, as amended; Public Laws 93-508, 93-516, 95-454, 95-602, 96-923, and 102-16.
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To encourage Federal agencies to provide assistance to persons with disabilities, including disabled veterans, in obtaining and retaining Federal employment, with or without reasonable accommodations including readers, interpreters, and other personal assistants.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Federal Employment.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The Federal government provides employment opportunities to persons with physical, cognitive, or mental disabilities in positions for which they qualify. The Selective Placement Program is concerned with providing avenues for agencies to develop methodologies related to recruitment referral, placement, advancement, and the retention of Federal employees with disabilities. The program has strong relationships with State vocational rehabilitation agencies, Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and other public and private agencies concerned with rehabilitation and placement of persons with disabilities.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility: Persons who qualify under the definition of being "disabled" under title 29, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The coverage applies to applicants and Federal employees with disabilities.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Persons with physical, cognitive, or mental disabilities.
Credentials/Documentation: Not applicable.
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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure: Persons with disabilities, disabled veterans, or vocational rehabilitation counselors working on their behalf, should contact the Selective Placement Coordinator in Federal agencies where they want to work for more information and eligibility requirements.
Award Procedure: None.
Deadlines: Not applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable.
Appeals: Not applicable.
Renewals: Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: Not applicable.
Audits: Not applicable.
Records: Not applicable.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 24-0100-0-1-805.
Obligations: (Salaries and Expenses) Policy guidance and program coordination are provided by OPM, but carried out by individual Federal agencies. Summary obligation data are not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
Not applicable.
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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

As of September 2001, there were 127,076 Federal employees with targeted and non-targeted disabilities in non- postal Federal Executive Branch agencies. In fiscal year 2002, there were 11,847 full time permanent (FTP) hires of persons with disabilities.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

5 CFR 213.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office: Information may be obtained from the Personnel Office in Federal agencies of interest.
Headquarters Office:
Diversity Office, Employment Service, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW., Room 2445, Washington, DC 20415. Telephone: (202) 606-1059. Contact: Armando E. Rodriguez, Director.

Web Site Address:  
http://www.opm.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

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