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Disability Employment Selective Placement Program Coordinator

Most Federal agencies have a Selective Placement Program Coordinator (SPPC) who helps management recruit, hire and accommodate people with disabilities. SPPC's have many roles and responsibilities, including:

  • Advising managers about candidates available for placement in jobs under special hiring authorities, as well as providing managers with information on reasonable accommodation and needs assessments for applicants and employees.
  • Helping managers determine the essential duties of the position, identify architectural barriers and possible modifications that allow people with disabilities to perform essential duties.
  • Helping people with disabilities get information about current job opportunities, types of jobs in the agency and how these jobs are filled, and reasonable accommodation.
  • Working with public and private organizations involved in the placement of applicants with disabilities to provide information about their agency program and job opportunities and to facilitate the placement of applicants with disabilities in their agency.
  • Monitoring and evaluating selective placement program efforts and activities for people with disabilities to determine their effectiveness, and making changes as needed to improve program effectiveness.

Managers develop, manage and evaluate the agency's Employment Program for Individuals with Disabilities. They are primarily located at agency headquarters and can provide information on coordinators in field offices.

Each agency is responsible for monitoring the activities of its designated SPPC's and also for notifying OPM when a new coordinator is selected by sending an email to DisabilityEmployment@OPM.gov.

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