EEOC Issues Federal Regulations: Affirmative Action for People with Disabilities

Web News Article #: 2-2017 01/06/2017 – The Rehabilitation Act is a federal civil rights law that prohibits federal agencies, including the United States Postal Service from discriminating against job applicants and employees based on disability. This week the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new regulations explaining what federal agencies must do to…

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APWU: Arbitrator Rules Excessed Employees Must Meet Minimum Qualifications Before Reassignment

Web News Article #: 128-14 July 1, 2014 – The APWU won an important arbitration award on June 24, when Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service must determine – prior to excessing employees across craft lines – that the employees meet the minimum qualifications for the new position. The APWU filed a…

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EEOC Wants Ideas on How to Improve Federal Hiring of Disabled People

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking public feedback on how to help the government do a better job of hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities. EEOC regulations offer a “detailed explanation” of the standards determining whether an agency has violated the law that governs federal employment of individuals with disabilities, but they need to…

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