EEOC Proposal: Disabled Workers Should Be 12% of Staff at Federal Agencies

In a significant step for disability rights advocates, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed that 12 percent of the workforce at federal agencies be made up of people with disabilities, including at the highest pay scales.

That's a higher standard than the 7 percent goal currently asked of federal contractors.

"It's a tremendous step forward with us," said Marca Bristo, president and CEO of Access Living in Chicago. "This has put in place a significant piece missing in action."

 The Chicago Tribune