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      Through the AbilityOne Program, Andres Gonzalez of Skookum Contract Services is employed as a mechanic and performs       preventative maintenance and repairs on military vehicles at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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Employs more than 42,000 people who are blind or have significant disabilities

Employs more than 3,200 veterans, including wounded warriors

Provides SKILCRAFT® and other AbilityOne products

Operates at more than 1,000 locations, representing 40 government agencies, in all 50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico

Operates more than 150 Base Supply Centers at military and government installations

Coordinates participation from approximately 500 nonprofit agencies nationwide

Nearly $4 billion of AbilityOne products and services were procured by the federal government in fiscal year 2020

Our largest customer is the Department of Defense, which annually procures more than $2.3 billion of AbilityOne products and services

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Commission to Hold Public Meeting on February 10, 2022


     Federal Register Notice

White House Fact Sheet: Advancing Disability Inclusive Democracy in the United States and Globally – December 3, 2021

White House Proclamation on International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2021 – December 2, 2021

Commission Issues FY 2021 Performance and Accountability Report – November 15, 2021 (PDF)

Commission Extends Deadline to December 12, 2021, for Written Comments in Response to Proposed Rule on 14(c)

Proposed Rule – “Prohibition on the Payment of Subminimum Wages under 14(c) Certificates as a Qualification for Participation as a Nonprofit Agency under the AbilityOne Program” – October 12, 2021

U.S. AbilityOne Commission Proposes Rule to Prohibit Payment of Subminimum Wages on AbilityOne Contracts (PDF) – October 7, 2021

Commission Public Meeting – October 7

     Advance Agenda (PDF)

     Advance Slides (PDF)

America’s Recovery Is Powered by Inclusion – Inclusion Is Powered by AbilityOne (PDF)

“2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the AbilityOne Program” – Memo from John M. Tenaglia, Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting – October 1, 2021

Safer Federal Workforce Task Force – COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

Chai Feldblum Elected Vice Chairperson of U.S. AbilityOne Commission – September 2, 2021

Commission Compliance FAQs Updated – August 20, 2021

President Biden Appoints Four Private Citizen Members to Commission – August 13, 2021

     White House Announcement on Appointments to Commission

     New Private Citizen Members’ Statements and Bios

Commission Leadership Changes – Staff and Office of Inspector General – July 30, 2021

Commission Issues Tribal Consultation Plan – April 26, 2021

Commission Issues Report to the President, March 2021



"Increasing the Participation of Americans with Disabilities in Federal Contracting” – Office of Federal Procurement Policy, October 30, 2020

The U.S. AbilityOne Commission is the operating name for the Committee for Purchase
From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, an independent federal agency.

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