Contact the person listed in the vacancy announcement as the Point of Contact for all questions. For each vacancy announcement, there will be an identified Point of Contact to assist with answering questions and if needed, working on disability accommodation issues during the application/interview process.
Yes. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, requires federal agencies to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees or applicants with disabilities, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship to the agency. (An undue hardship means that a specific accommodation would require significant difficulty or expense.) A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that allows an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform the essential job functions, or enjoy equal access to benefits available to other individuals in the workplace.
Yes, USCIS has a policy regarding accommodations for job applicants and employees with disabilities entitled “Procedures to Facilitate the Provision of Reasonable Accommodations.”
Yes, there are special hiring authorities available to USCIS to hire individuals with disabilities. For more information about these special hiring authorities, visit Office of Personnel Management’s website.