ERIC Number: ED072266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
American Profile: What States Are Doing (And Can Do) To Hire the Handicapped.
President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
This booklet, prepared by the Public Service Committee, is designed to assist appropriate officials in each state to establish rules, regulations, and policies which will permit handicapped persons an equal opportunity to compete for jobs in state governments. Data gained from a survey of 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Virgin Islands are presented individually and in chart form with respect to whether the state has or does not have: (1) a civil service or merit system plan, (2) a governor's written statement supporting hiring of the handicapped, (3) written policy on employment of the handicapped in the state personnel manual, (4) provision for temporary direct appointments, (5) special appointments in lieu of regular testing, (6) appointments to some specific jobs reserved for those with specific handicaps, (7) program of retention and reassignment, (8) agency coordinators to promote employment, (9) training for supervisors in dealing with the handicapped, and (10) special testing arrangements for handicapped who cannot take regular tests. Sample governors' statements, congressional resolutions, and sets of manual instructions for a complete handicapped hiring program adaptable to any state are appended. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.