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Navy releases guide for hiring wounded warriors
Thursday - 3/15/2012, 3:37pm EDT
"We hope this is a best practice we can share with our sister services, our federal partners and ultimately, the private sector as well," said Juan Garcia, assistant secretary of manpower and reserve affairs at the Navy, in an interview with The Federal Drive with Emily Kopp and Jared Serbu.
The guide offers tips for making workplace accommodations, handling leave requests and ensuring etiquette among the workforce.
Of Navy's 200,000 civilian employees, nearly 60 percent are veterans and more than 10 percent are wounded, ill or injured, Garcia said.
Last summer, agencies submitted plans for hiring disabled people following a July 2010 executive order from President Obama that set a goal for agencies to hire 100,000 people with disabilities by 2015.
"We've had enormous success in hiring these folks, and now we want to move to retaining these folks," Garcia said.