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U.S. AbilityOne Commission Issues Draft Compliance Policies to Implement Strategic Plan

Tammy Currie supports the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency by processing vouchers as part of the Keystone Vocational Services team in Boyers, Pennsylvania. The light arch she uses is a type of assistive technology device that helps people who have certain visual impairments. Read about the Keystone team, which works on AbilityOne contracts. (Photo courtesy Keystone Vocational Services)

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News and Events

Commission Report on Fort Bliss Competition Pilot Test – May 11, 2023

Commission Extends Comment Period Deadline for Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “Supporting Competition in the AbilityOne Program” to June 12, 2023

April 13, 2023 Public Meeting – U.S. AbilityOne Commission




U.S. AbilityOne Commission Extends Deadline to April 24, 2023, for Public Feedback on Updated Versions of Draft Compliance Policies

U.S. AbilityOne Commission Releases Updated Versions of January 27, 2023 Draft Compliance Policies – April 5, 2023

Town Hall on Draft Compliance Policies - March 29, 2023




Commission Issues Guidance on Processing New and Existing Procurement List Additions Developed in Partnership with U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center and Defense Logistics Agency - Troop Support – March 22, 2023

    Interim Policy 51.205.01

U.S. AbilityOne Commission Extends Deadline for Feedback on Draft Compliance Policies to April 14, 2023, Reschedules Related Town Hall for March 29, 2023

U.S. AbilityOne Commission Will Soon Announce New Deadline for Feedback on Draft Compliance Policies, and New Date for Related Town Hall

U.S. AbilityOne Commission Proposes Rule to Support Competition in the AbilityOne Program


    Proposed Rule - Supporting
    Competition in the
    AbilityOne Program

U.S. AbilityOne Commission to Reschedule Town Hall on Draft Compliance Policies

U.S. AbilityOne Commission Statement on Passing of Judy Heumann on March 4, 2023

Commission to Hold Virtual Town Hall on Draft Compliance Policies on March 8, 2023

Jeffrey A. Koses and Chai R. Feldblum Re-Elected to Lead U.S. AbilityOne Commission

Commission Issues Draft Compliance Policies for Public Feedback, Will Pause Routine Traditional Compliance Reviews Beginning Feb. 1, 2023 (PDF)

     Draft Compliance Policies

Commission Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director
Tina Ballard on January 20, 2023 (PDF)

Commission to Hold Public Meeting on January 31, 2023

     Agenda (PDF)

     Slides (PDF)

President Biden Selects Commission Chairperson Jeffrey A. Koses for 2022 Presidential Rank Award – November 17, 2022 (PDF)

Commission Issues FY 2022 Performance and Accountability Report – November 15, 2022 (PDF)

U.S. AbilityOne Commission Receives Technology Modernization Fund Investment to Modernize Procurement List Information Management System – October 31, 2022

President Biden Appoints 7 Federal Members to Commission Effective October 18, 2022 (PDF)

Stefania Pozzi Porter Named Commission Inspector General – October 13, 2022 (PDF)

President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint 7 Members to the Commission – October 12, 2022

Kimberly M. Zeich Named Commission Executive Director – September 27, 2022

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022 – Disability: Part of the Equity Equation – AbilityOne Advances Equity (PDF)

Commission Chairperson Letter on National Disability Employment Awareness Month (PDF)

Commission to Hold Public Meeting on October 25, 2022

     Agenda (Word)

     Slides (PDF)

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