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U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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  • Synopsis: MEDCOM recognizes 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities as they encourage people with disabilities to seek employment with MEDCOM - Published: 2014-12-03. For further information pertaining to this article contact: Army Medicine Civilian Corps at

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"Assistive technology may help employees with disabilities to overcome challenges they may encounter in the workplace."

The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) recognizes Wednesday, December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities as they continue encouraging people with disabilities to seek employment with MEDCOM.

In 1992, the United Nations decreed December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in an effort to encourage global understanding and awareness of issues affecting persons with disabilities.

This year's theme is Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology.

The theme emphasizes the role technology plays to help create a working environment for employees with disabilities.

Ms. Maria Rodriguez, the Army Medicine Civilian Corps' Disability Hiring Manager, highlights the importance of using assistive technology.

"Assistive technology may help employees with disabilities to overcome challenges they may encounter in the workplace. We encourage individuals with disabilities to explore career opportunities with the Civilian Corps. MEDCOM is committed to helping persons with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations to perform their jobs."

The Civilian Corps continues to support the Department of Defense's goals and objectives for hiring persons with disabilities. The Civilian Corps asks that people please visit for more information.

Civilians, roughly 45,000, make up approximately 60% of the total Army Medicine workforce providing the day-to-day care for the active-duty military, beneficiaries and their families at Army hospitals and clinics worldwide.

The Civilian Corps provides rewarding career opportunities for civilians to serve those who serve their country.

Employees are not subject to military requirements, such as enlistment or deployment, and receive excellent benefits, including flexible work schedules, competitive salaries, health insurance and access to state-of-the-art training and equipment.

For more information about opportunities for individuals with disabilities with the Civilian Corps, please visit

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the Army is focused on helping both civilians and veterans with disabilities get jobs. In this video clip Dr. Joseph Harrison with Army Civilian Human Resources, along with Maria "Mimi" Rodriguez, a disability hiring coordinator, explain the help that is available.


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