ACCES-VR

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation

Public Employers - Programs For Qualified Workers with Disabilities

Government entities from Municipal to Federal are committed to improving the representation of employees with disabilities within their workforce.

Local, State and Federal each have programs available through which they recruit qualified applicants with disabilities.

County and Municipal Government - 55A
http://www.cs.state.ny.us/jobseeker/local.cfmexit site

State Government - 55B
http://www.cs.state.ny.us/dpm/workersdisabilities.cfmexit site

Federal Government - Schedule A Hiring Authority
http://www.opm.gov/disability/mngr_3-13.aspexit site

Each of these programs has specific guidelines for eligibility which can be found on their respective websites.

ACCES-VR's role in the Process

In the case of County, Municipal and Federal employment, ACCES-VR certifies individuals for eligibility.

In the case of NYS 55B, the ACCES-VR Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) can assist a qualified worker with a disability to apply for certification through the NYS Department of Civil Service.

If you are a Public employer, you can learn how your agency can participate in these programs by reaching out to an ACCES-VR Regional Coordinator for Workforce Development and Business Relations.

www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/employers/contact.htm

Last Updated: February 27, 2014