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Report on the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Executive Branch

U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) | Office of Diversity and Inclusion
October 2015 | Report/Brief

On July 26, 2010, President Obama issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13548 on Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities, to mark the historic 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). E.O. 13548 provides that as the nation’s largest employer, the Federal government must become a model for the employment of individuals with disabilities. The President directed Executive departments and agencies to improve their efforts to employ Federal workers with disabilities and targeted disabilities through increased recruitment, hiring, and retention of these individuals.

To fully realize the goals set forth in E.O. 13548, the Federal Government has undertaken strategic efforts to maximize its utilization of the talents of people with disabilities. This report highlights those efforts over the course of the previous fiscal year.