22 May Nation’s Largest Employer Misses Disability Hiring GoalMay 22, 2018
By: Michelle Diament
Source: Disability Scoop
The U.S. government is falling short on a plan to dramatically increase hiring of people with intellectual disability and other conditions, according to a new report.
Just 1 percent of the federal workforce had so-called “targeted disabilities” in 2015. That’s down from 1.05 percent in 2003 and “far below” a government goal of 2 percent.
The figures come from an annual report out this month from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on diversity in the federal workforce.