Disability Employment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource for employers nationwide to identify qualified temporary and permanent employees from a variety of fields. Applicants are highly motivated post secondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce.

What Does the Program Offer Employers?
  • Job candidates pre-screened through face-to-face interviews.
  • Information about each applicant's qualifications.
  • Referral pools tailored to specific job requirements.
  • Access to candidates across the nation, by state or by school.
  • Flexibility in hiring for summer internships or permanent positions.
  • Opportunity to evaluate summer interns for permanent staffing needs.
  • Freedom to conduct independent interviews after referrals are made.
How Does the Program Work?

Trained recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with interested students on college and university campuses. Student information is compiled in a database that is provided to all participating agencies. Students may be hired for summer or permanent employment.

2006 FFAS WRP Work Force Recruitment Program for College Students With Disabilities

AgencyHiring GoalsHiring Accomplishments
FFAS Total610

Disability Awareness Training

The following is a listing of training workshops that are planned for future dates. As workshops are scheduled they are announced by e-mail and are open to all employees.

10:00 Am - 11:00 AM
Reasonable Accommodation Workshop
Location: Portals Bldg, 1280 Maryland Ave, Training Room A

Who to Contact

The FFAS Mission Area has a full time Disability Employment Program Manager (DEPM), with responsibility for the overall development and implementation of the Disability Employment Program (DEP). The FFAS DEPM services employees in the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Risk Management Agency (RMA), and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Collateral duty positions have been designated for the FSA Kansas City Complex and the FSA State Offices (servicing state and county employees).

For more information about any aspect of the DEP contact the National DEPM:

Nicole White
HRD, DOB Stop 0596
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20250-0596
202-401-0571 Voice
202-205-9057 TDD
202-205-9068 FAX

Links to Additional DEP Resources