Feds Issue New Disabilities Report

With government employment rates of people with some disabilities headed in the wrong direction — downward — the U.S. EEOC issued a report discussing strategies to reverse the trend.

The EEOC says the federal government should be a “model employer” in this area, which from the looks of things, it isn’t at the moment. The participation rate in the federal workforce of people with “targeted disabilities” is at a 20-year low.

Targeted disabilities includeds deafness, blindness, mental illness, mental retardation, paralysis, convulsive disorders, missing extremities, and limb/spine distortion.

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