Chairman Wheeler has made it his mission to ensure people with I/DD are included in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) workforce. Since the first day of his appointment, he has worked to create opportunities within the FCC hiring to onboard people with I/DD. Additionally, he created the Disability Advisory Committee of the FCC.
The FCC hiring initiative supports individuals with I/DD to be valued and included in their communities. Over the last year, seven individuals have obtained great careers within the federal government and its contractors. These positions have salaries at very competitive levels and great benefits. The seven individuals are valued and included in the workplace in the same manner as individuals without disabilities. Their success has led to financial stability, an expanded circle of support, new invaluable friendships, and opportunities to become spokespersons for the FCC. This initiative serves as an example to other branches of the federal government.