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The Department of Transportation's Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides job accommodations and related services to DOT employees and job applicants. The DOT Office of Human Resource Management operates the DRC with guidance from the Departmental Office of Civil Rights. Services are provided to all DOT operating administrations nationwide. DRC also has a service agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard.

What We Do

Reasonable Accommodations

  • Works with managers and employees to explain the reasonable accommodations process
  • Performs needs assessments to determine the most effective accommodations solutions
  • Products and services provided by the DRC are available at no additional cost to the agency or program office
  • Sign language interpreting and other communication accommodations

Departmental Selective Placement Program

  • Coordinates the activities of the selective placement program throughout the Department to increase employment of individuals with disabilities
  • Works within the disability community to increase awareness of hiring initiatives and to identify positions that need to be filled within the Department
  • Provides information, training, and technical assistance on a variety of workplace related disability topics including the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities

Section 508 Technical Assistance

  • Provides training and consultation on Section 508 requirements and best practices
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and provides technical assistance to policy makers in DOT and throughout the Federal Government

Education & Outreach

  • Provides technical assistance, information, referral, and resources
  • Educates the DOT communities about DRC services
  • Solicits customer feedback and coordinates the DRC Consumer Advisory Board
  • Fosters ongoing dialogue between DRC staff and key stakeholders
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013