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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 07:48

Intel Agencies Aim to Be Hiring ‘Model’ for Disabled Employees


By Steff Thomas


Much like the Defense Department, the federal intelligence community wants to further diversify its workforce by promoting the hiring of those with disabilities. According to recent guidance, intel agencies will focus more on hiring and retention as well as IT modernization, to meet the needs of disabled employees.


The IC hopes to be a model for the federal workforce, according to guidance from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The policy was first shared with Federal News Network by the Federation of American Scientists.


In conjunction with equal opportunity laws and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the IC has been encouraged by leadership to provide reasonable accommodation to their employees who suffer from physical or mental impairments that limit their activity.


“Equal opportunity in employment includes hiring, placement and advancement opportunities,” the guidance, signed on Feb. 26 by ODNI Director Dan Coats said.


Read the full article on Federal News Network.