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The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command Dedicated To National Disability Employment Awareness
By Army Medicine Civilian Corps
Nov 2, 2012 - 8:52:44 PM

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Oct. 30, 2012 -- Fort Sam Houston, Texas -- The Civilian Corps of the United States Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) wraps up National Disability Employment Awareness month with improved and ongoing dedication to providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Throughout its 2012 recruitment efforts, the Civilian Corps implemented strategic plans recently developed to improve the recruitment, hiring and retention of people with targeted disabilities. By the end of fiscal year 2013, the Civilian Corps aims to increase its Individuals with Targeted Disabilities (IWTD) workforce to 1% to support the Department of Defense's employment goals and objectives.

"We encourage individuals with disabilities to explore the various opportunities with the Civilian Corps and the exceptional benefits employees receive," says Dr. Joseph Harrison, Chief, Recruitment and Retention, Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command, Civilian Human Resources Division. "Our upcoming recruitment efforts will continue to improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, which will ultimately lead to the hiring of qualified individuals."

The Civilian Corps utilizes the Federal Government's Schedule A Excepted Service hiring authority for persons with disabilities and increases participation of individuals with disabilities in internships, fellowships and training and mentoring programs. With increased recruitment, hiring and retention, the Civilian Corps is dedicated to reducing discrimination against workers with disabilities, eliminating the stigma associated with disability and encouraging Americans with disabilities to seek employment in the federal workforce. To submit an application, interested individuals should click here.

Comprised of civilian federal employees, the Army Medicine Civilian Corps provides healthcare to active and retired military personnel and their families. Employees are not subject to military requirements and receive exceptional benefits, including competitive salaries, health and life insurance, state of the art training, tuition reimbursement and more.

For more information, please visit the website at All press inquiries and interview requests should be directed to Jackie Fennington at

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