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Federally Conducted Programs

The Federally Conducted Program was established by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  It covers persons with disabilities who avail themselves of Service programs and activities.

Key Features

Requires the Service assure that its policies, programs and activities are not discriminatory, and do not exclude persons with disabilities. Requires the Service to assess its facilities to identify and remove barriers that impede program access by persons with disabilities. Ensures that disabled groups are included in the decision-making process regarding equal access, accommodations, and barrier removal.

Key Benefits

Service programs and facilities will be accessible and useable by persons with disabilities. The Service will have active association with groups representing persons with disabilities, for everyone's mutual benefit, understanding and inclusion. The inclusive climate of the Service will encourage diverse citizens to seek employment opportunities with the Service.


The U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Washington, DC, provides copies of rules & regulations of all Federal disability rights legislation, including the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968, the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Technical assistance on the rules and regulations is available.


To obtain additional information, please contact:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Diversity and Civil Rights

Attn: Angela Butsch
Fax: 503-231-2322


Last Updated: January 9, 2018
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