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  • 01/27/2015: JAN’s Monthly Enews Now Available

    This month’s issue of the Job Accommodation Network’s (JAN) newsletter is now available and includes several articles on topics of interest to federal agencies, including best practices for establishing a centralized accommodation fund, leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Campaign for Disability Employment’s new “Who I Am” public service announcement, which features two federal employees.  Read the newsletter.

  • 01/16/2015: New Videos Highlight Federal Employers’ Experiences with the WRP

    Two new videos highlight the benefits of sourcing interns through the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)—to intern and Federal agency alike.  Run jointly by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, the WRP connects Federal employers with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.  The videos showcase the WRP in action at the Pentagon and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Many participants in the WRP go on to become full-time Federal employees, making the program a key tool agencies can use to achieve their goals under Executive Order 13548.  The program’s 2015 database—released just last month—includes more than 1,800 students and represents some of the best and brightest on campuses across the country.  Learn more about the program at  

  • 01/09/2015: Latest Earn Newsletter Available

    The first EARN Newsletter of 2015 is now available!  EARN, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network, is a free resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified employees with disabilities.  It is a service of the National Employer Policy, Research, and Technical Assistance Center for Employers on the Employment of People with Disabilities (Employer TA Center), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center.

    Be sure to check out the EARN Newsletter, this week and every two weeks, for timely topics and trends related to disability inclusion.  

    Subscribe to future issues of the EARN Newsletter here.  

  • 12/17/2014: Business Sense: The Workforce Recruitment Program: Tap Into the Talent of Young Workers With Disabilities
  • 12/17/2014: The 2015 Workforce Recruitment Program database is now available on the WRP website at WRP.GOV!

    By Paul Plasencia, 

    We are excited to announce that the 2015 Workforce Recruitment Program database is now available on the WRP website at! 

    Starting today you may have access to over 1800 college students and recent graduates with disabilities, from over 300 campuses nationwide, who are seeking summer or permanent employment in federal agencies and private companies worldwide. Every candidate is Schedule A eligible and ready to work for you. 

    You were registered as an Employer on the website of the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) with access to the 2014 WRP database. We invite you to go to and click “Register Now” for your 2015 account and password. Because this is a secure site, we require all users to register for new accounts each year. No accounts are held over from one year to the next. New accounts will be approved within two business days if not sooner. 

    We have also added a variety of resources to assist and guide employers. It is highly encouraged that you review the resources posted under the Resources Section of the website at and on the WRP page of ODEP’s website at

    Thank you for your interest in the Workforce Recruitment Program and continuing to support the idea that America works best when all members of its community can go to work.  Please forward this email far and wide to your Federal colleagues who have a role in hiring and recruiting employees in your agency and within your networks. 

    Best Regards,

    WRP Team 

    WRP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO)

  • 12/10/2014: OPM: Record-breaking year for federal workers with disabilities
  • 12/02/2014: Millennials' Romance With Government is Short-Lived
  • 12/02/2014: DoD Works to Be Model Employer of People With Disabilities
  • 12/02/2014: EEOC Chair Yang Calls for Renewed Effort to Hire People with Disabilities

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