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Disability Employment Program

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is for everyone.

Resources for employees and applicants with disabilities

Job Seekers with Disabilities

The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.

Hiring people with disabilities into Federal jobs is fast and easy. People with disabilities can be appointed to Federal jobs non-competitively through a process called Schedule A. Learn how to be considered for Federal jobs under the noncompetitive process. People with disabilities may also apply for jobs through the traditional or competitive process.

To find Federal jobs for which you can apply, use USAJOBS (external link)

Learn the difference between the competitive and non-competitive hiring processes, how to use the Schedule A Authority, and how to conduct a job search in the Federal government.

There are two types of hiring processes. In the non-competitive hiring process, agencies use a special authority (Schedule A) to hire persons with disabilities without requiring them to compete for the job. In the competitive process, applicants compete with each other through a structured process.

For more information regarding the application process, please contact:

Selective Placement Program Coordinator/ Schedule A
Susan Engle: 301-975-3034 or susan.engle [at] (susan[dot]engle[at]nist[dot]gov)
Office of Human Resources Management

Reasonable Accommodation Procedures

DAO 215-10: Reasonable accommodation for employees and applicants with disabilities.

Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator:
Khalilah Ameen: 202-740-2247 or khalilah.ameen [at] (khalilah[dot]ameen[at]nist[dot]gov) 
Medical.Accommodations [at] (Medical[dot]Accommodations[at]nist[dot]gov)

Disability Program Manager:
Aimee Generoso-Nguyen: 301-975-2043 or aimee.generoso-nguyen [at] (aimee[dot]generoso-nguyen[at]nist[dot]gov)

Affirmative Action Plan: Affirmative Action Plan

Operational Plans:
Department of Commerce Veterans' Recruitment and Employment Operational Plan Fiscal Year 2020
Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities Operational Plan 

Department of Commerce Disability Webpage

Office of Personnel Management

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Job Accommodation Network

ABCs of Schedule A Hiring

TTY (Text Telephone)
Federal Relay is no longer available.

If you need access to this service, please dial 7-1-1.

711 for Telecommunications Relay Service TTY-based Telecommunications Relay Services permit persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities. To make using TRS as simple as possible, you can dial 711 to be automatically connected to a TRS communications assistant. It's fast, functional and free. Dialing 711, both voice and TTY-based TRS users can initiate a call from any telephone, anywhere in the United States, without having to remember and dial a ten-digit access number.

For more information, please visit:

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