The federal government is more than halfway toward its goal of hiring 100,000 people with disabilities, according to a report from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. In the first three years of enacting the Executive Order signed in 2010, the government has hired 57,491 permanent employees with disabilities. In fiscal year 2013, the employment rate for people with disabilities in Federal service reached a 33-year high of 18 percent. “Our commitment to hiring, developing and retaining more people with disabilities is not just about the numbers,” said Katherine Archuleta, director of OPM. “It’s about making sure that we have a rich diversity of thought, of expertise, of experience, and of perspective throughout the government.” To read the report, click here.