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I am disabled.  Who can I contact for assistance?

Most Federal agencies have a Selective Placement Program Coordinator and/or Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM) for employment of adults with disabilities, or equivalent, to assist agency management recruit, hire and accommodate individuals with disabilities at that agency. These Coordinators and/or Managers have many roles and responsibilities, including:

  • Advising managers about candidates available for placement in positions under special hiring authorities, and providing managers with information on reasonable accommodation and needs assessments for applicants and employees.
  • Helping managers determine the essential duties of the position, identify architectural barriers and possible modifications that allow individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.
  • Helping persons with disabilities get information about current job opportunities, types of positions in the agency and how these positions are filled, and reasonable accommodation.
  • Working with public and private organizations involved in the placement of applicants with disabilities to provide information about their agency program and job opportunities and to facilitate the placement of applicants with disabilities in their agency.
  • Monitoring and evaluating selective placement program efforts and activities for individuals with disabilities to determine their effectiveness, and making changes as needed to improve program effectiveness.

Use the Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) directory to find a Coordinator.

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