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Draft FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan


The U.S. AbilityOne Commission Draft FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (PDF) provides the roadmap for accomplishing the Commission’s priorities over the next five years.

"We welcome public comment on this draft strategic plan," said Jeffrey A. Koses, Commission Chairperson. “The Commission will give full consideration to feedback as part of its continuing commitment to open engagement about the agency's future plans and actions."

On March 18, 2022, the Commission posted the draft strategic plan on the Federal eRulemaking Portal, identified by Docket ID No. CPPBSD-2022-0003, at www.regulations.gov. The Commission also published a Federal Register notice opening a 30-day public comment and review period.

This draft strategic plan will enable the Commission to gauge the success of the AbilityOne Program in serving people who are blind or have other significant disabilities.

Three overarching Strategic Objectives anchor the plan:

  1. Expand competitive integrated employment (CIE) for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities.
  2. Ensure effective governance across the AbilityOne Program.
  3. Partner with Federal agencies and AbilityOne stakeholders to increase and improve CIE opportunities for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities.

Required by the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (Public Law 11-352), the draft plan also includes outcome goals, strategies, and performance measures that clearly communicate the Commission’s direction and resource prioritization.

The draft plan includes updated mission and vision statements that reinforce the purpose of the AbilityOne Program. It also builds on the Commission’s proposed rule to end the payment of subminimum and sub-prevailing wages on all AbilityOne contracts, as well as the work of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Section 898 Panel on Department of Defense and AbilityOne Contracting Oversight, Accountability and Integrity.

The plan prioritizes competitive integrated employment (CIE) for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities.

The Commission will consider all comments received during the comment period. The Commission may also use some of those comments to amend or modify the draft strategic plan, but commenters should note that this posting and any public comments are not subject to the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. §§ 551–559) and its implementing regulations.

The Commission strives to always provide accessible communications. However, upon request, the Commission will provide an appropriate accommodation to an individual with disabilities who needs assistance to review the public comments on the draft Strategic Plan. If you want to request assistance, please contact Shelly Hammond, Director of Contracting and Policy, by telephone (571) 457-9468 or by email at shammond@abilityone.gov.

 

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