This section provides basic information regarding key Federal resources that will assist with the employment of people with disabilities in the Federal government.
Workforce Recruitment Program
Do you need highly qualified candidates for jobs at your office? The Workforce Recruitment Program can help! The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity (ODMEO) manage the program, which continues to be successful with the participation of many other federal agencies and sub-agencies. Since the program's expansion in 1995, over 6,000 students and recent graduates have received temporary and permanent employment opportunities through the WRP.
In 2011, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) highlighted the WRP as a model strategy in its guidance to federal agencies regarding the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities in response to Executive Order 13548, Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities.
Annually, trained WRP recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with interested candidates on college and university campuses across the country. Candidates represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students and law students. Information from these candidate interviews is compiled in a searchable database that is available through this website to federal Human Resources Specialists, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists, and other hiring officials in federal agencies.
To learn more, including how to register for access, visit: http://www.wrp.gov. Non-DoD agencies should direct question to Ms. Sara Mahoney, Business Development Specialist, ODEP, at email@example.com. DoD agencies should contact Mr. Stephen King, Director of Disability Programs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|04/23/2014||Federal Workplace Training & Expo|
|04/23/2014||Section 503: Connecting Job seekers with Disabilities and Federal Contractors through the Workforce Development System|
|04/24/2014||Marching Beyond Compliance|
|05/12/2014||Creating Disability Inclusive Workplaces|
|05/13/2014||Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Career Fair|
|05/13/2014||Personal Assistants as Workplace Accommodations|
|05/14/2014||Scenario Clinic: Finding Qualified Candidates with Disabilities|
|05/14/2014||Assistive Technology to Support the Independence of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism in Employment Settings|
|05/19/2014||30th Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity|
|05/22/2014||Web Accessibility Analytics and Open Source Tools for Inspecting and Auditing Web Resources for Accessibility|
|06/09/2014||M-Enabling Summit: Conference and Showcase 2014|
|06/11/2014||2014 Annual RESNA Conference - Racing Towards Excellence in AT|
|06/15/2014||National ADA Symposium 2014|
|06/17/2014||Managing the Flexible Workplace: Getting Results in the Nontraditional Workplace|
|07/01/2014||25th Annual APSE National Conference|
|07/01/2014||52nd Biennial National Association of the Deaf Conference|
|07/09/2014||Twenty-four years of the ADA: Progress, Pitfalls and Possibilities|
|07/14/2014||FDR Training & Expo|
|07/18/2014||Accessible Event Planning: Legal, Human and Practical Issues|
|07/21/2014||Project SEARCH 8th Annual Conference|
|07/29/2014||Managing the Flexible Workplace: Getting Results in the Nontraditional Workplace|
|08/11/2014||2014 DMEC Annual Conference|
|08/12/2014||EEOC 2014 EXCEL Training Conference|
|08/13/2014||The State of Disability Law, Policy and Practice in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.|
|08/26/2014||Managing the Flexible Workplace: Getting Results in the Nontraditional Workplace|
|09/17/2014||21st Annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update Conference|
|09/29/2014||2014 USBLN 17th Annual Conference & Expo|
|10/15/2014||AAPD 2014 Disability Mentoring Day in Pittsburgh|
|11/20/2014||Accessibility Anywhere Almost, CART and Captioning for Web Based Applications|