Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Employment for Individuals With Disabilities
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL
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.
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
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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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.
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
Beneficiary Eligibility: Persons with physical, cognitive, or mental
Credentials/Documentation: Not applicable.
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.
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.
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:
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
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
5 CFR 213.
Regional or Local Office: Information may be obtained from the
Personnel Office in Federal agencies of interest.
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:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: