U.S. Agencies Get New Rules About Disabilities

In the U.S., the government is out with new rules related to hiring people with disabilities, guidance that currently applies only to government agencies, not the private sector.

The rules, among other things, require each federal agency to try to have 12 percent of its workforce be people with disabilities.

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While the new regulations are being issued this year, they don’t require agencies to be fully in compliant until 2018. More on that in the questions and answers put together by the U.S. EEOC, as well as in the actual rule itself.

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