In the Office of Personnel Management’s latest report on employment of people with disabilities, the number of federal employees increased between 2013 and 2014 by about 13,200 people.
The agency will publish a final rule Friday that will remove the need for people with disabilities to have a “certification of job readiness.”
The federal government now employs more full-time workers with disabilities than it has at any time over the past 20 years, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management. President Barack Obama pledged in 2010 to hire 100,00 additional people with disabilities over the next five years. While the Government Accountability Office reported in May the government was not on track to meet that goal, the director of OPM, John Berry, said the new report shows agencies are “moving smartly” toward fulfilling it.