SECTION 1. Section 61 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after subsection (q) the following paragraphs: -
The Executive Office of Administration and Finance, with input from the disability community, shall develop standards to identify and recruit with the intent to hire qualified applicants with disabilities; said standards shall apply to all contractors and sub-contractors providing goods and services under multi-year contracts or grants funded by agencies within the Executive Offices of the Commonwealth. Standards shall include a commitment to hiring people with disabilities and training all employees involved in hiring decisions on the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Executive Office Administration and Finance shall report its findings, which shall include the progress made toward achieving this employment goal by enumerating percentages of people with disabilities employed by total head count and new hires at the beginning and end of contract period, to the Clerk of the House of Representatives; the Clerk of the Senate; the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development no later than October 31, 2015, and thereafter, no later than October 31 annually.
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