Department of Management Services

Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

The State of Florida launched several initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life, and integration of individuals with disabilities in the workforce. These initiatives are outlined in Chapter 2016-3, Laws of Florida, and include:


HRM Policy Communications

Affirmative Action Program Manual [Rev 08-28-17] (Adobe PDF Document 2.45 MB)

Individuals with Disabilities - Chapter 2016-03 (Adobe PDF Document 244.65 KB)

EEOC - Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Adobe PDF Document 65.92 KB)

EEOC Guidance: Depression, PSTD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights (Adobe PDF Document 212.08 KB)

Voluntary Self-Identification Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (Adobe PDF Document 360.04 KB) 


Florida Statutes

Section 110.107, Definitions

Section 110.112, F.S., Affirmative action; equal employment opportunity


Florida Administrative Code

Rule 60L-40, Sexual Harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action


Federal Laws/Regulations

ADA Amendments Act of 2008

Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended; Final Rule (Adobe PDF Document 439.25 KB)

Applying Performance And Conduct Standards To Employees With Disabilities 

Disability Types: EEOC Question and Answer Series 

Fact Sheet on the EEOC’s Final Regulations Implementing the ADAAA

Job Applicants and the ADA

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended 



Other Resources 


Affirmative Action


Accessibility (Physical and Virtual)

A disability-inclusive workplace is an accessible workplace. This includes physical accessibility and digital accessibility, where information and communication technology is accessible to all and/or compatible with assistive technology devices. The key is to ensure doors are open—literally and figuratively—to all qualified individuals, including people with disabilities. 




Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended 


Census Data


Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities


Recruit, Hire and Retain Individuals with Disabilities


State and Community Partners Resources


Training Presentations


Voluntary Self-Identification