Executive Order (EO 10-17) Establishing the Arkansas Employment First Initiative


“State agencies are hereby directed to coordinate efforts to increase employment of Arkansans with disabilities. To that end, the Arkansas Department of Human Services shall convene an Employment First Task Force, which shall include representation of and input from agencies administering disability services, vocational rehabilitation, workforce services and education, as well as from consumer advocates and disability service providers. … State agencies, whose missions include service to individuals with disabilities, shall develop and implement Employment First policies and procedures that prioritize employment as the preferred service option for individuals with disabilities.”


Arkansas State Library. (2010). Executive order EO 10-17, establishing the Arkansas Employment First Initiative to increase state employment of Arkansans with disabilities, proclamation, October 21, 2010. Retrieved from http://cdm16039.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15021coll1/id/136/rec/26

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Executive Orders
  • Department of Mental Health
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  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Human Services
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