According to the National Technical Assistance and Research (NTAR) Leadership Center, research illustrates that people with disabilities can work and want to work, and workers with disabilities meet or exceed the job performance of co-workers without disabilities. To support this data, NTAR used a case study approach with 13 diverse examples from around the nation of partnerships - between employers and trusted workforce intermediaries - with a track record of helping employers recruit, hire, train, and retain employees with disabilities. The goal of this research was to identify successful elements of these strategies and offer lessons that can be learned by employers and employer organizations, workforce development and disability service organizations, and federal, state, and local policymakers. NTAR is an ODEP-funded cooperative agreement that works to build capacity and leadership at the federal, state, and local levels to enable change across workforce development and disability-specific systems that will increase employment and economic self-sufficiency for adults with disabilities.
It is important to remember that Commanders and supervisor must provide a job analysis for their identified employment opportunities. The Human Resources professionals can assist in providing job analysis services that are often helpful in determining an employee's options while evaluating the need for possible job modifications.
A job analysis is not a study of an individual worker or of production rates, but rather it is a study of a specific job as it exists. The job analysis consists of a comprehensive evaluation of the physical and cognitive demands associated with workplace duties. A job analysis should describe all important work behaviors, their relative importance, and their difficulty level. A job analysis should include an analysis of the important work behavior(s) required for successful performance and their relative importance and, if the behavior results in work product(s), an analysis of the work product(s). Any job analysis should focus on the work behavior(s) and the tasks associated with them. If work behavior(s) are not observable, the job analysis should identify and analyze those aspects of the behavior(s) that can be observed and the observed work products. The work behavior(s) selected for measurement should be critical work behavior(s) and/or important work behavior(s) constituting most of the job. This type of study can prevent future injuries and disabilities by providing background information for use in establishing guidelines which help employers to ensure that a worker's capabilities are appropriate for their job.
The basic job analysis has four elements:
1. Purpose of the job
2. Major tasks and essential functions
3. Job setting
4. Worker qualifications
Personal characteristics (worker traits required/relevant to do the job such as dexterity, fine manipulation, hearing smell, memory skills, supervisory skills, verbal ability, etc.)
The ADA requires that handicapped individuals be given "reasonable accommodation" in the workplace so that they will not be unreasonably excluded from employment. Job Analysis is a process to identify the tasks and duties performed on the job as well as equipment used. This information may be helpful in determining what "reasonable accommodations" could be made for an individual to perform the job. See www.job-analysis.net/G002.htm for more information.
Additionally, The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) provides assistive technology and support services to federal employees with disabilities and wounded Service Members. Visit CAP (cap.tricare.mil) or TheDoDCAP's Channel at www.youtube.com/TheDoDCAP to learn more about services and events, how to stay connected, or to request an accommodation.
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