Declaration in Support of Minimum Wage for All People Who Are Blind or Have Significant Disabilities
The U.S. AbilityOne Commission, which oversees the AbilityOne Program, recognizes there are strongly held positions about paying special minimum wages to people with disabilities under Sec.14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We fully understand that this affects thousands of individuals and their families. The Commission updates AbilityOne policies as necessary to align the Program with contemporary public policy, law and regulations. We pay particular attention to procurement, employment and compensation practices pertaining to people who are blind or have significant disabilities, and who are employed through the Program.