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Agencies' Section 508 compliance mixed, survey finds

The survey found lack of resources, awareness and training were the most common challenges in complying with Section 508. Fifteen percent of agency components said they could not identify any challenges to 508 compliance.

Tags: Thomas Perez , DoJ , Section 508 , technology , accessibility , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 03:52pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews - Aug. 13

The Project on Government Oversight evaluates whether defense contractors would be hit hard by sequestration. Plus, what are best practices for creating PDFs that are accessible by people with disabilities?

Tags: Federal Drive , POGO , Ben Freeman , Terry Weaver , GSA , PDF , sequestration , DoD , industry , contracting

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:06am EDT

DoD hiring more people with disabilities

Fourteen percent of the Defense Department's civilian workforce is disabled, compared with 11 percent governmentwide.

Tags: Stephen King , DoD Report , workforce , hiring , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 09:05am EDT

Labor website links fed managers to workers with disabilities

Akinyemi Banjo is a policy adviser at the Labor Department.

Tags: Akinyemi Banjo , Labor , workforce , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 03:59pm EDT
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Navy releases guide for hiring wounded warriors

The Department of Navy is distributing a guide for hiring people with disabilities.

Tags: Navy , DoD , workforce , Juan Garcia , Federal Drive , hiring , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 03:37pm EDT
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CBP, Labor team up for disabilities hiring initiative

Customs and Board Protection recently signed an agreement to adopt a program developed by the Labor Department that facilities the hiring of individuals with disabilities.

Tags: CBP , Franklin Jones , Labor Department , best practices , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce , management

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 11:15am EST
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Shiu: Contractors who miss disability goals face debarment

A proposed Labor Department rule to mandate 7 percent of federal contractors' workforce be disabled people is aimed at elevating the importance of disability hiring to the level of affirmative action for race and gender, a Labor official said.

Tags: Patricia Shiu , Labor , contracting , workforce , hiring , affirmative action , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/12/2011, 11:24am EST
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Tips for agencies when hiring veterans with disabilities

Agencies are increasing the number of disabled veterans in their ranks as they try to fulfill White House hiring mandates. But there's still a lot of unease about how disabled vets will fit into civilian environments. "The civilian workplace is a really bizarre place" for veterans, said workforce and diversity consultant Lisa Stern at a recent training she gave federal hiring officials in Bethesda.

Tags: DOL , hiring , workforce , veterans , Lisa Stern , diversity , Emily Kopp

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:12pm EST
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Tags: Labor , workforce , hiring , Patricia Shiu , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

Plans to hire disabled people part of overall hiring strategy

OPM has been looking over them for the last month, and Deputy OPM Director Christine Griffin offers a peek at what's in them.

Tags: Christine Griffin , OPM , hiring , In Depth

Friday - 05/06/2011, 05:09pm EDT
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