Federal Agency Employment Strategies: A Framework for Disability Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (2022 Edition)
Explore legal and regulatory requirements, strategies and practices to increase federal employment of people with disabilities and ensure they are included as part of federal agencies' diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.
Recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing people with disabilities are critical components of ensuring a diverse federal workforce and helping agencies meet affirmative hiring goals. This guide explores proven and emerging strategies and practices that federal agencies can use to support inclusion of people with disabilities. It was updated in 2022 to reflect guidance and information from Executive Order (EO) 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce. It includes legal and regulatory requirements and strategies and practices used by public and private sector employers, including those identified in the Section 501 rule, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Management Directive 715 (MD-715) and other EEOC guidance, and federal affirmative action plans.