Federal Employment For Individuals With Disabilities
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
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 personal assistants.
Types of Assistance
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.
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.
Persons with physical, cognitive, or mental disabilities.
Application and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(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
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.
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
17.207, Employment Service/Wagner-Peyser Funded Activities
27.001, Federal Civil Service Employment
27.002, Federal Employment Assistance For Veterans
53.001, Employment Promotion of People with Disabilities;
84.128, Rehabilitation Services-Service Projects
93.613, President's Committee For People With Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals