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Agencies navigating federal hiring challenges for employees with disabilities

Many agencies say the Schedule A hiring authority benefits the federal hiring process, but some agencies still face difficulties and confusion with using it.

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FILE - The emblem of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is shown on a podium in Vail, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Denver. A woman who was fired after asking to bring an oxygen tank to work to help her breathe will get $25,000 in a federal settlement. TriMark Foodcraft also agreed to train its staff on what qualifies as reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act under a two-year consent decree with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A lawsuit against the Air Force on behalf of the deaf and hard of hearing

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