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Capitol Health Call
November 10, 2010

Disability and Employment

JAMA. 2010;304(18):2005. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1607

Participants in a forum hosted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) tackled the barriers facing people with disabilities seeking employment with the federal government.

Following the July 20 forum, which included individuals knowledgeable about such barriers and ways to combat them, the GAO identified several practices that agencies could implement to help the federal government become a model employer for people with disabilities. The forum, which came about through the request of leadership of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, coincided with the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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