Meet your WRP coordinator!
Stop-in anytime between noon and 1:45 and ask your questions
Are you considering the program but have questions? Do you want help navigating the application process? Stop in anytime between noon and 1:45 to meet UMBC's WRP coordinator and learn more about this great opportunity!
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) – a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity (ODMEO) manage the program, which continues to be successful with the participation of many other federal agencies and sub-agencies. Since the program’s expansion in 1995, over 6,000 students and recent graduates have received temporary and permanent employment opportunities through the WRP.
Annually, trained WRP recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal remote interviews with interested candidates from college and university campuses across the country. Candidates represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students. Information from these candidate interviews is compiled in a searchable database that is available through this website to federal Human Resources Specialists, Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists, and other hiring officials in federal agencies.
To be eligible for the WRP, candidates must be current, full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a disability, or have graduated within one year of the release of the database each December.Registration opens 8/26/2019 and ends 10/11/2019. For the 2020 WRP release, interviews will be held in the fall of 2019. The interview period for the 2019 cycle will take place between October 28, 2019 and November 19, 2019. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.
Candidates who graduated in April 2018 or after are eligible to participate this year.