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.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Commission on Disability and Employment, Department of Financial and Administrative Services Bureau of Human Resources, and Muskie School of Public Service University of Southern Maine, "Maine State Employee Survey on Disability" (2007). Disability & Aging. 128.