Persons with Severe Disabilities Employment Program
The Office of Personnel Management administers the Persons with Severe Disabilities Employment Program, through which persons with severe disabilities, who are legal residents of Oklahoma, may gain access to state employment.
for all state jobs may be waived for those qualified applicants
certified as eligible for this Program through the Oklahoma Department
of Rehabilitation Services. State agencies may hire qualified
applicants regardless of whether their names appear on registers
maintained by the Office of Personnel Management. Applicants hired
through this program are eligible for permanent status in the
classified service upon successful completion of a probationary period.
- Obtain a certification letter from the Department of Rehabilitation Services stating that he or she has a severe disability as defined by state law.
- Identify the state jobs for which you wish to apply and for which you qualify.
the original disability certification letter and a completed
application for each job family for which you apply to the Applicant
Services Division of the Office of Personnel Management. Keep a copy of
the certification letter for your records. An Applicant Services
Division staff member will review your application(s) to determine that
you meet the minimum qualifications and send a letter certifying
approved job titles to your mailing address. This letter is valid for
six months. If you are still interested in seeking employment after the
six months have elapsed, you must submit a written request to the
Office of Personnel Management for an updated letter.
the Human Resources department of individual agencies to locate
vacancies. You will need to have copies of the Department of
Rehabilitation Services disability certification letter and the Office
of Personnel Management job certification letter available.
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