Welcome to the NFFE Disability Resources page! Here you can find resources related to hiring, reasonable accommodations, and a number of other disability employment issues. If you have any questions concerning your rights as a disabled employee, please contact

As a disabled American, you have certain rights to ensure that you are not discriminated against based upon your disability. Outlining those rights, and others, is the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which entitles disabled employees to, among other things appropriate reasonable accommodations from their employer. Here are some useful resources on the ADA.

Americans with Disabilities Act Summary

Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidance on ADA

Sometimes it is necessary for Federal hiring officials to make a reasonable workplace accommodation for a person with a disability, if requested and appropriate (unless so doing will result in undue hardship to the agencies). Reasonable accommodation can apply to the duties of the job, and/or where and how job tasks are performed. The accommodation should make it easier for the employee to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Click Here to View OPM's Reasonable Accommodation Resource Page

Schedule A Hiring Authority:

Schedule A is an excepted service hiring authority available
to federal agencies to hire and/or to promote individuals
with disabilities without competing the job. This allows federal
agencies to avoid using the traditional, and sometimes
lengthy, competitive hiring process when filling a vacancy. You
are eligible for a Schedule A appointment if you are a person with a severe physical or mental disability, and meet the
qualifications of the job in question.

  Schedule A for   Applicants

  Schedule A for HR   Professionals

  Schedule A for Disability Program Managers

Schedule A for Hiring Managers

Additional Resources:

Agency Selective Placement Program Coordinator Directory 

Guidance on Executive Order 13548, Model Strategies for Hiring Of People with Disabilities

Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Toolkit for Implementation of Executive Order 13458

ADA Standards Homepage

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

U.S. Department
of Labor Disability
Employment Page

Cornell University Disability Resources Page

National Council on Disability

OPM Disability Resources

The LEAD Initiative