As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program
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."
NOTE: The IHS CAP Contact is the Diversity Management and Equal Employment Opportunity Staff (DMEEO), 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.
Web Site: The Employee Assistance Program
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:
Voice: 800-232-9675 in the United States
TTY: 877-781-9403 in the United States
Web Site: The Job Accommodations Network (JAN)
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.
Web Site: Department of Labor Veteran's Employment
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.
Assistance for Wounded Veterans
8 am-5 pm Eastern Time