The Rehabilitation Act (link) prohibits discrimination on the basic of disability in federal employment, and in the employment practices of recipients of federal fund 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
- LEAD (Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities) Initiative
- The ABCs of Schedule A
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
Get on Board!
(why and how to recruit, hire, and retain workers with disabilities)
More Good Stuff
(organizations, general resources, materials collections, etc.)