All of these resources are provided by US government agencies. These resources are also listed in our other resource sections, organized appropriately depending on whether they are Job Search tools or Professional Development tools.
Disability.gov provides a single place where people with disabilities, service providers, and advocacy organizations can find links to information about federal disability-related programs and services, including those related to employment. The topics covered include employment, education, housing, transportation, health, income support, technology, community life, and civil rights.
GovBenefits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs. It's mission is to use the Internet to connect citizens to government benefit program eligibility information, increase access to information, particularly for people with disabilities, reduce expense and difficulty of doing business with the government, and continue to add programs to become the single source for Federal, state, and local government benefit programs.
HealthCare.gov is a government website that helps you find insurance, explains health care law, provides health information, and more. One great feature is its clear explanation of how new laws will reform how health care works over the course of the next several years. The website is available in English and Spanish.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy within the U.S. Department of Labor has this web site that discusses disability and employment policy.
The Office of Personnel Management's new web site provides information on federal job opportunities, accommodation issues, benefits, and telecommuting.
The Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN) helps service providers place consumers with disabilities in jobs, and helps employers with job vacancies recruit employees with disabilities, by putting the one in touch with the other. Service providers and employers who wish to take advantage of this program must enroll. Enrolling is free, and only takes a few minutes. The web site includes information on common myths about employees with disabilities, tips for co-workers, tips on disability-related etiquette, etc. If you are a service provider who has been having trouble convincing employers that it just makes good business sense to hire employees with disabilities, take a look at the materials and facts on this site.
Users will see an information sheet written for job seekers who have disabilities. The USAJOBS main page lists current federal job vacancies worldwide and has links to employment information fact sheets. The USAJOBS web site also allows users to build an on-line resume specifically designed for applying for federal jobs; this resumes can then be printed for faxing or mailing or it can be used to apply for jobs on-line.
The home page of the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides links to information about SSA services. If you are currently receiving SSA benefits, you can receive advice on how to return to work. Individuals interested in working at the SSA itself can receive information on the different possible career paths into this agency; bilingual people and people with disabilities are both encouraged to apply for employment at the SSA. Some of SSA's information is provided in Spanish.
The US Department of Labor's Division of the Employment Training Administration offers a general information page with links to various federal programs and agencies that deal with employment issues including the Ticket to Work Program and the Work Incentives Improvement Act, the New Freedom Initiative, The Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy, and the Department of Labor Office of Civil Rights and the Welfare to Work Program. Internal to the site, are various pages containing a disability library, answers to FAQ regarding employment, success stories of persons with disabilities who have found employment, and information on the One-Stop career network.
As of April 2002, over 900 tickets have been assigned to people using Social Security Services in the first 13 states to be part of the program. Over 23,000 people have called the Ticket to Work information hotline (1-866-968-7842) since it opened. Go to their web site to find out more about this program to get people with disabilities employment.
This is a basic introduction to US Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, job discrimination etc. It also includes information specific to people with disabilities.
The US Department of Justice now offers a list of telephone numbers, addresses, and websites for assistance in understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act and Equal Employment Opportunity Laws. Included in this list is a toll-free information line about the ADA.
AIDS.gov provides access to Federal HIV/AIDS information through a variety of new media channels, and supports the use of new media tools by Federal and community partners to improve domestic HIV programs serving minority and other communities most at-risk for, or living with, HIV.