Federal Employment for Individuals With Disabilities

 

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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
27.005
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Office of Personnel Management
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Federal Employment.
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.
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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.
Website Address
http://www.opm.gov.
Financial Information
Account Identification
24-0100-0-1-805.
Obligations
(Salaries and Expenses) Not seperately identifiable. 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.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
5 CFR 213.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.