The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants. DHS provides reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities, unless DHS can demonstrate that a particular accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of its programs.
DHS is proud to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Each October, we celebrate the varied contributions and accomplishments of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is, “Inclusion Drives Innovation.”
On July 26, 2015 we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – the landmark civil rights law that broke down barriers to access and equality for individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. The ADA’s impact is far reaching and extends to employment, schools, transportation, and a range of public and private services and programs.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to hiring a highly talented and diverse workforce, including individuals with disabilities. We offer excellent benefits and opportunities for career advancement and jobs in the United States and abroad. DHS’ commitment to the employment of individuals with disabilities includes having a disability employment strategic plan; issuing robust hiring goals, including for individuals with targeted disabilities; increasing the knowledge of disability-related resources; and promoting training in disability awareness and reasonable accommodation.
Diversity is one of the defining strengths of America and the diversity of our workforce is essential to accomplishing the various mission areas of the Department of Homeland Security. It is important to have a workforce that reflects the diversity the nation we serve and protect.
DHS is committed to strengthening and supporting full inclusion and equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in its programs and activities.
The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL)'s Antidiscrimination Group engages in policy work to ensure fair and equitable treatment of individuals and guard against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and age in DHS programs and activities.
Programs for employees with disabilities regarding Equal Employment Opportunity