The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students with disabilities. Learn the basics—timeline, registration, Schedule A letters, benefits of the program, and resume reviews by contacting UT’s WRP Coordinator Heather Hall, Career Coach for Inclusive Initiatives with the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration.
What is WRP?
- The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities.
- WRP is managed by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Goals of the Program
- Bring students with disabilities into the employment process, both through their schools and contact with WRP employers.
- Help college Career Centers and Disability Services Offices to engage with the issue of employment for their students with disabilities.
- Function as a pipeline to bring new talent into the Federal Government and fill mission-critical jobs.
- Break down attitudinal barriers in the workplace.
Who Can Participate?
Current, full-time undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities and recent graduates who received a postsecondary degree on or after April 1, 2020, from a U.S. accredited college or university are eligible to apply for WRP in fall 2022. Students can be taking a part-time course load if they meet certain criteria. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who are eligible for the federal Schedule A Hiring Authority.
Register at WRP.gov
Registration and Application Deadline
Registration closes on Thursday, October 13. All application materials must be submitted on the website by October 16 at 11:59 pm PST. You will need time to get your registration approved, gather your resume and transcript, and complete your application, so please don’t delay!
For more information or questions about WRP, please contact Heather Hall (she/they) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-974-6860.