Welcome to the Oak Ridge Office Selective Placement Program

Discrimination against Federal Employees was prohibited in 1978 when Congress extended the nondiscrimination mandate of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to programs or activities conducted by Executive agencies and the US Postal Service. Most HQ and Field units of government have an identified Selective Placement Program Manager to assist in recruitment, placement, retention and accommodation of persons with disabilities.

Our Mission:
To support the achievement of the OR mission through recruitment, placement, retention and accommodation of persons with disabilities to maximize diversity in the workplace.


  • Support healthy workplace for persons with disabilities 
  • Maintain contacts in local community service organizations 
  • Support annual abilities expo programs 
  • Provide programs or speakers to increase awareness of disability issues 
  • Maintain Jeffrey Scarbrough award recognition for employees that are recognized by peers to have overcome adversity. 
  • Ensure persons in the workplace have advocate to support accommodation requirements 

Planned Activities: 

  • National Disability Awareness Month Program
  • Continue contacts with local service agencies 
  • Support Abilities EXPO and training for disabled in community to apply for and interview for positions with prospective employers 
  • Support awareness and provide special speakers as appropriate 

Links of Interest:

For further information please contact:
Grace Lynch, Selective Placement Program Manager
(865) 241-3046

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