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Employs nearly 37,000 people who are blind or have significant disabilities

Employs approximately 2,500 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 more than 420 nonprofit agencies nationwide

Supplied more than $4 billion in AbilityOne products and services to the federal government in fiscal year 2023

Our largest customer is the Department of Defense, which procured approximately $2.5 billion in AbilityOne products and services in fiscal year 2023

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News and Events

Commission to Hold Public Meeting on April 25, 2024

    Advance Agenda


Commission Report to the President (PDF) – March 28, 2024

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Commission Announces Final Rule to Support Competition in the AbilityOne Program – March 21, 2024

    Final Rule – Supporting Competition in the AbilityOne Program


Commission Requests Public Feedback by March 14, 2024, on Draft Compliance Policies 51.401, 51.402, and 51.404 – February 12, 2024

    Policy 51.401 – AbilityOne Program Nonprofit Agency Entry Qualifications

    Policy 51.402 – AbilityOne Program Qualification Requirements for Nonprofit Agencies and Associated Responsibilities of the Central Nonprofit Agencies

    Policy 51.404 – Direct Labor Hour Ratio Requirements

Commission to Hold Public Meeting on January 25, 2024

    Advance Agenda

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Chairperson Memo on Memorandum of Agreement – Coordination of Procurement List Items Added in Support of the Manufacturing & Development to Sustainment Pipeline – December 15, 2023 (PDF)

    Memorandum of Agreement – Commission, Army and Defense Logistics Agency

2024 Commission Quarterly Public Meeting Dates

Commission Issues Two Compliance Policies, Invites Feedback on Proposed Participating Employee Eligibility Form – November 17, 2023

    Policy 51.400 - AbilityOne Commission Compliance Program

    Policy 51.403 - Determining Eligibility of Participating Employees

    Proposed Participating Employee Eligibility Form

    Federal Register Notice

Commission Issues FY 2023 Performance and Accountability Report – November 15, 2023

Commission Conducts Analysis Phase of Contract to Upgrade PLIMS – October 23, 2023

Commission to Hold Public Meeting on October 12, 2023

    Advance Agenda

    Updated Advance Slides



U.S. AbilityOne Commission Announces FY 2024 AbilityOne Program Fee Ceilings – September 28, 2023

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2023 – Advancing Access and Equity – Celebrating 50 Years of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Commission Awards Contract for Developing AbilityOne Program Career Planning Support Resources, Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – September 27, 2023

President Biden Appoints Scott R. Calisti, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), U.S. Air Force, to the U.S. AbilityOne Commission – July 19, 2023

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





President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Scott R. Calisti, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting),
U.S. Air Force, to the
U.S. AbilityOne Commission
– June 16, 2023

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





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