The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in federal employment, and in the employment practices of recipients of federal funds and many federal contractors. Although the complaint and administrative procedures differ slightly under the Rehab Act, the basic provisions and requirements are the same as those of the ADA. Court rulings in ADA cases and guidance materials on the ADA can be instructive in applying the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act.
Below are publications and resources to help federal employers understand their rights and responsibilities and maximize the potential of their workforce.
Popular Publications and Resources
- Questions and Answers: Promoting Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce
- Applying MD-715 to Improve Participation of Employees with Targeted Disabilities
- Executive Order 13548: Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities
- LEAD Initiative and Schedule A Hiring
- Employers’ Practical Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
It’s All about Accommodation
(information on reasonable accommodation and how to do it)
- Employers’ Top 10 Factors Contributing to Successful Reasonable Accommodation Outcomes
- Questions and Answers: Policy Guidance On Executive Order 13164: Establishing Procedures To Facilitate The Provision Of Reasonable Accommodation
- Federal Accommodation Programs
- Practical Advice For Drafting And Implementing Reasonable Accommodation Procedures Under Executive Order 13164
- Job Accommodations Network (JAN) Searchable Online Accommodation Resource
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More Good Stuff
(organizations, general resources, materials collections, etc.)
- Federal Employment of People with Disabilities (Office of Personnel Management)
- U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
- eFedLink: A Community of Practice to Advance Federal Employment for Persons with Disabilities
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Visit our "FAQs for Employers" page for answers to a few common questions!