44-1136. Kansas Employment First Initiative Act: Definitions & Policy Declaration


“It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state of Kansas that competitive and integrated employment shall be considered its first option when serving persons with disabilities who are of working age to obtain employment. This policy applies to programs and services that provide services and support to help obtain employment for persons with disabilities. All state agencies shall follow this policy and ensure that it is effectively implemented in their programs and services. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any employer to give preference to hiring people with a disability.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • State of Kansas