Publication - Consultation paper

Increasing employment of disabled people in the public sector: consultation

Published: 9 May 2018

Consultation with DPOs and public sector bodies around setting targets to redress the imbalance of disabled people in the workplace.

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Increasing employment of disabled people in the public sector: consultation
Introduction

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Introduction

The Scottish Government wants to close the disability employment gap by at least half. For this to happen, the public sector needs to employ more disabled people.

The disability employment gap is the difference between those who are working who have a disability and those who are working who don't.

The 'public sector' means organisations that give services to the public, like the police, the army, public transport, health services, education, councils and the government.

This consultation aims to find the best ways to make sure that more disabled people get jobs in the public sector. We want to make sure this is making a difference to the lives of disabled people in Scotland.

A 'consultation' is how the government asks the public for their thoughts and ideas before we make changes to the law.

We will set out our ideas and ask what you think about them. We will also ask if you have any new ideas of your own.

We will publish a Disability Employment Action Plan in the Autumn of this year saying what we will do to close the disability employment gap by at least half. What you tell us in this consultation will be part of that plan.


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