Task Force Report: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining State Employees with Disabilities
The Advisory Task Force on State Employment and Retention of Employees with Disabilities (hereafter known as “the task force”) was created by the 2019 Minnesota Legislature and charged with submitting a report on attracting and retaining state employees with disabilities, including proposed legislation. The legislation limited the task force’s scope to recommendations regarding the hiring and retaining of employees with disabilities.
The task force recommends specific revisions to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 43A, which governs the hiring and retention of employees. Implementing these recommendations will demonstrate the State of Minnesota’s commitment to hiring, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities by modernizing outdated and potentially discriminatory language, creating more clarity and consistency, and adding capacity for essential equity work.
MCD’s policy agenda now focuses on turning the task force’s recommendations into bills that can be passed into law.
Minnesotans often face difficult or even insurmountable barriers in both finding and maintaining employment. The task force’s recommendations as the law would help reduce those barriers and give people with disabilities more resources and tools to keep and grow in their careers in state employment.
- Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, Deafblind & Hard of Hearing
- Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
- Minnesota Office of Accessibility
- Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
- Olmstead Implementation Office
- State Services for the Blind
- System of Technology to Achieve Results (STAR)
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 43A governs Minnesota Management & Budget.
Goal of Policy
To improve the experience of Minnesotans with disabilities in employment and the workforce.