22 May Nation’s Largest Employer Misses Disability Hiring Goal

May 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.

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