ERIC Number: ED072290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An 8 1/2-Year Record: Mentally Retarded Workers in the Federal Service.
Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Recruiting and Examining.
Summarized in this report are efforts employed to secure for mentally retarded persons increased job opportunities in the Federal Service. Before actuating the project, extensive studies and job training programs were conducted, and the information obtained widely disseminated. Services of state vocational rehabilitation departments were used in direct placement, postemployment counseling, training, and the supervision of mentally retarded employees. To reduce the rate of failure, evaluation techniques other than competitive examinations were used in assessing employment qualifications. Since the initiation of the program 8 1/2 years ago, a total of 7,442 mentally retarded persons have been hired by 40 Federal agencies throughout the United States, and as of June 20, 1972, 53 percent of these persons were still employed, and some 2,105 have either received promotions or changed pay systems. Several tables present the data. (SN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Bureau of Recruiting and Examining.