In early May, the Labor Department announced that the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent – the lowest it has been since December of 1969. That number coincides with a 4.8 percent increase in the number of job advertisements, as employers look to fill more than 7 million open positions.
One of the most important aspects of managing federal grievance cases in timeliness. If an employee submits a compliant, they want to see it addressed quickly and efficiently without delay.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act outlines the need to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. The law requires that these accommodations ensure equal opportunity in the job application process; that a qualified person can perform the essential functions of a job; and that an employee with a disability enjoys equal benefits and privileges of employment.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 19.1% of the employment population in 2018 had a disability of some kind, a number that has slightly increased in recent years. With more than 2.1 million employees, the federal government likely has around 400,000 employees that may need special accommodations to do their job.
In September of 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission wrote a nearly 3,500-word report to federal agencies on how to improve Form 462 reporting. The report outlined where those responsible for filling out Form 462 needed to improve and how providing inaccurate information could “affect the integrity of the federal EEO program.”