Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) on Disability
hosts this Section 501 Info Center. Section 501 of the Rehabilitation
Act prohibits federal agencies from discriminating against qualified people
with disabilities in employment and requires them to take proactive steps to
recruit and retain them.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updates
strengthening Section 501, and EARN is pleased to partner with EEOC to help
federal agencies understand and achieve their goals under them. The Section 501
InfoCenter centralizes a range of tools and resources, including a basic primer
on the changes, a fact sheet and policy brief, and frequently asked questions.
It also includes a brief history of Federal Government disability employment