September 27, 2013

County Recognized for “Significant Commitment” to Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

Montgomery County Government has earned the Public Sector Employer of the Year Award from Maryland Works, Inc., for demonstrating a significant commitment to hiring, retaining and advancing individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) was selected to receive the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) 2013 CPS HR/IPMA-HR Innovation Grant for its Disability Employment Initiative.

The Maryland Works award was given to Montgomery County for its ongoing efforts to hire individuals with disabilities, including disabled veterans. In the November 2012 election, County voters overwhelmingly supported a special hiring authority initiative, which was developed by the County and the Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities, to promote the hiring of qualified people with disabilities.

Montgomery County has also been a leader in several hiring programs that benefit individuals with disabilities, providing valuable on-the-job training and employment opportunities.

For more information, contact Joe Heiney-Gonzalez at 240-777-5070.

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