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On January 3, 2017, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update to Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended. Pursuant to 29 CFR 1614.203(e)(2), each agency shall make an affirmative action plan for the hiring, placement, and advancement of individuals with disabilities and make it available to the public.

The State Department’s public website contains this plan in accordance with 29 CFR 1614.203(e)(2). This plan is updated on an annual basis.

For questions concerning this plan, please contact the Office of Civil Rights at

01/18/23  FY21 Affirmative Action Plan for People with Disabilities

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