Chapter 3: Employment
Section 4: Government Employment
This website section explains the various hiring options for people with disabilities. Individuals seeking appointments with the federal government must be proactive and begin networking with local agencies, contacting listed resources, and aggressively seeking out all available federal employment opportunities. Agencies have direct hire authority for Schedule A appointments presented in this section.
Human Capital Management is responsible for overseeing human resources services for the State of Oklahoma employees. Specialties include workforce planning and organizational development, employee benefits administration and management, classification and compensation, applicant services and testing, personnel assessment, recruitment and retention, wellness programs, employee relations, payroll and training and development. HCM also administers the state employee’s flexible benefits program and operates the policy and legislative services department within OMES.
People with disabilities may obtain employment with the Federal government through a number of avenues including the Special Excepted Appointment Project which was developed to provide an alternate route to employment for people with severe disabilities.
A system of One-Stop career and service centers that provide a variety of career, training, job search and support services. The centers combine offices of the State Employment Service, Jobs Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and Department of Human Services. Other participating agencies may include: Community Colleges, Area Career and Technical Schools, Private Training Institutions, Adult Basic Education, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Commerce, Tribal governments, and community-based organizations.
Several U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) agencies assist people with disabilities in seeking meaningful work and succeeding once on the job. DOL also advises employers on effective strategies for recruiting and retaining qualified people with disabilities, as well as educates federal agencies and federal contractors and sub-contractors about their obligations related to affirmative action and nondiscrimination in hiring.
USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS provides resources to help the right people find the right jobs. As a part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), USAJOBS helps recruit, retain, and honor a world-class government workforce for the American people.
This site provides a simple and straightforward mechanism to help Americans, with and without disabilities, better understand how to hire and retain persons with disabilities.
It also provides access to information that is relevant to the recruitment, employment, and retention of individuals with disabilities in the Federal Government. This information includes Federal and state laws as well as other governmental and non-governmental sites.
They have attempted to identify helpful guidance and information to assist in the recruitment and retention of persons with disabilities. This site is not designed, however, to address or respond to individual circumstances. Individualized inquiries should be addressed to the current or potential employing agency.
Hearing impaired users may utilize the Federal Relay Service (external link) by dialing 1-800-877-8339** to reach a Communications Assistant (CA). The CA will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between a standard (voice) telephone user and text telephone (TTY) user.