In May 2013, Governor Inslee signed Executive Order 13-02, which set an enterprise goal of achieving 5% representation of persons with disabilities in state employment by June 30, 2017, and charged agencies with developing disability employment plans to address under-representation.
OFM is charged with setting standards for agency plans and developing agency resources. To minimize redundant reporting, agencies submitted disability employment strategies to OFM along with other diversity plans in their annual HR Management Report in 2015.
OFM is piloting several enterprise strategies in which agencies may participate, including:
Each agency has designated a disabilities coordinator who is the key liaison for the disabilities employment and training initiatives.
We recommend that a disabilities coordinator have journey-level knowledge and skill in: