Virginia Governor’s Executive Order (Executive Order #55 (2012)) - 11/16/2012

Virginia

“The last United States Census concluded that out of 3.6 million Virginia residents who were employed, 154,985 Virginians with disabilities were included in that total. These numbers indicate an under representation of people with disabilities among the gainfully employed. The Commonwealth of Virginia should work to provide a Commonwealth of Opportunity for all Virginians; therefore it is appropriate to initiate steps in order to expand employment opportunities for its citizens who are disabled….”

“By virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor by Article V of the Constitution of Virginia and under the laws of the Commonwealth…and in conjunction with… the Code of Virginia which states that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to encourage and enable persons with disabilities, including our wounded soldiers, to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of the Commonwealth and to engage in remunerative employment, with the goal of enhancing the employment opportunities for Virginians with disabilities.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Executive Orders
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Date Enacted: 
11/16/2012
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