OPM offers database of job candidates with disabilities

Monday - 3/28/2011, 5:48pm EDT

By Jolie Lee
Federal News Radio

The Office of Personnel Management is providing agencies a list of candidates with disabilities who are eligible to be hired through the Schedule A hiring appointment.

The list includes search capability and offers real-time updates as new candidates are added, according to an OPM memo on Friday.

The database is hosted on the Max Federal Community, an online platform to allow agencies to share information.

The candidate database comes after a July 2010 executive order from President Obama to hire 100,000 people with disabilities by 2015.

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