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The Executive Order regarding Maine State Government as a Model Employer of people with disabilities was signed on February 24, 2006. The order included several action steps, including a survey of State employees to ascertain the prevalence of workers with disabilities in State employment.

Maine’s Bureau of Human Resources and the Commission on Disability and Employment were named to oversee this survey. The University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service administered the survey and analyzed results. Each of these three organizations are members of an Executive Order Working Group designed to overall all action steps under the Executive Order.

Maine’s survey was modeled after a Vermont survey of State employees focusing on disability issues in the workplace. This allows comparison of survey findings with another northern New England state.


This document was produced by the CHOICES CEO project, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through a grant to Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services (grant #11-P-92409/1-03). CHOICES CEO activities are staffed out of the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Views expressed do not represent official policy of the Maine State Government, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Maine Department of Labor, or the University of Southern Maine.

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