Michelle Diament reports at Disability Scoop:
With a new hiring goal, the federal government plans to use affirmative action to grow the number of people with disabilities on its payroll.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission finalized a rule this month that will set a hiring goal for all federal agencies.
Under the plan, 12 percent of each entity’s workforce should be people with disabilities and 2 percent should be those with “targeted” conditions including intellectual and developmental disabilities.