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The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)

The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP), established by the Department of Defense (DoD), is the Federal government's centrally funded accommodations program. CAP provides assistive technology and related services, free of charge, for individuals with visual, hearing, dexterity, and cognitive disabilities.

The CAP mission: "... is to ensure that people with disabilities and wounded service members have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the Department of Defense (DOD) and throughout the Federal government. By fulfilling the mission of providing real solutions for real needs, CAP is helping to make the Federal government the model employer for people with disabilities."

Contact Information:
Voice: 703-614-8416
Video Phone: 571-384-5629
Fax: 703-697-5851
Email: cap@mail.mil
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NOTE: The IHS CAP Contact is the Diversity Management/Equal Employment Opportunity Program (DM/EEO), 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite TMP 660, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The DM/EEO can be reached at 301-443-1108 (voice) and 301-443-0096 (fax number), or 301-443-6394 (TTY)

Other Programs to Help IHS Employees

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program provided by Federal Occupational Health is a comprehensive program that helps employees resolve personal problems that may adversely impact their work performance, conduct, health, and well- being.

Contact Information:
Voice: 800-457-9808
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The Job Accommodations Network (JAN)

If you have a question about workplace accommodations or any Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, Contact the Job Accommodations Network at 800-526-7234 or the following:

Contact Information:
Voice: 800-232-9675 in the United States
TTY: 877-781-9403 in the United States
Web Site: The Job Accommodations Network (JAN Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

Department of Labor Veteran's Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of a new online toolkit to guide employers through the process for hiring veterans. The free toolkit is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

Contact Information:
Voice: 866-4-USA-DOL
TTY: 877-889-5627
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Veterans Preference

This gives eligible veterans preference in appointment over many other applicants. Veterans preference applies to virtually all new appointment in both the competitive and excepted service. Disabled veterans receive 10 points regardless of their disability rating.
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Assistance for Wounded Veterans
8 am-5 pm Eastern Time
Phone: 703-614-8416
571-384-5629 VP

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