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
State Government - 55B
Federal Government - Schedule A Hiring Authority
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.