On July 26, 2010, President Obama issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13548 on Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities, to mark the historic 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). E.O. 13548 says that the Federal Government, as the Nation's largest employer, must become a model for the employment of individuals with disabilities.
In continued support of E.O. 13548, OPM, in consultation with partner agencies, has developed an online course entitled, “A Roadmap to Success: Hiring, Retaining and Including People with Disabilities.”
This course will provide Federal employees with basic information and resources to successfully hire, retain, and advance employees with disabilities. OPM is making this course available to agencies at no cost on HR University. We believe it will benefit all Federal employees. In accordance with E.O. 13548, this training should be considered required training for human resources personnel and hiring managers. A memorandum to the Chief Human Capital Officers has been issued with instructions for accessing this course (http://chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=6235).
Along with launching this course, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta has posted a blog and video on OPM’s website, recognizing the 24th anniversary of the ADA and the contributions of employees with disabilities to the Federal workforce (http://www.opm.gov/blogs/Director/2014/7/21/A-Present-on-the-ADAs-Birthday/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lesvBv1xXFw&feature=youtu.be).
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact OPM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy ADA anniversary!
Office of Diversity and InclusionU.S. Office of Personnel Management