AbilityOne, formerly known as the Javits-Wagner-O'Day
Act, or JWOD, is administered by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled--an independent federal agency.
The Committee for Purchase from People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled, an independent federal agency responsible for administering the AbilityOne Program (formerly the the Javits-Wagner-O'Day
Program--the program that provides employment on governmental contracts for individuals who are blind or have other severe disabilities), recently unanimously reelected Andrew D.
Randolph-Sheppard and Javits-Wagner-O'Day
(JWOD) are two federal programs that provide employment for persons with disabilities through federal contracts.
(JWOD) Required Source Program Changes Name, But Maintains Same Mission
According to a survey, 76% of employees with more severe disabilities working under the federally funded Javits-Wagner-O'Day
program are happy with their jobs, and 79% are proud of their work.
The Committee administers the Javits-Wagner-O'Day
(JWOD) Program, the single largest source of employment for Americans who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
The official figures do not include large agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration, nor contracts awarded overseas or those awarded to Federal Prison Industries and the Javits-Wagner-O'Day
Program for disabled workers.
Act (The President's Committee Award)
ALL BAGS ARE MANUFACTURED BY PEOPLE WHO ARE SIGHT-IMPAIRED AND ARE LISTED ON THE JAVITS-WAGNER-O'DAY
(JWOD) PROGRAM PROCUREMENT LIST.
Recently, a precedent-setting agreement between the General Services Administration, the Public Buildings Services, the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, and NISH was signed in Arlington, VA through the Javits-Wagner-O'Day
(JWOD) program to create employment for severely disabled people.
(JWOD) seminar for acquisition professionals.
During this time, many of the CRP's that had projects operating through the Javits-Wagner-O'Day
(JWOD)(1) Program have had an advantage over other CRP's because of the business requirements and related skills necessary in managing a contract with the federal government.