Federal Aviation Administration Prioritizes Recruiting People With ‘Disabilities’

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is directing its efforts to hire those with “disabilities.”

“Individuals with targeted or ‘severe’ disabilities are the most under-represented segment of the Federal workforce,” the FAA’s website reads. “The People with Disabilities Program (PWD) ensures that people with disabilities have equal Federal employment opportunities.”

“The FAA actively recruits, hires, promotes, retains, develops and advances people with disabilities,” it continues.

Some of the disabilities that the FAA has identified for “special emphasis in recruitment and hiring” include “hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.”

People with disabilities may also be hired on the spot, the FAA notes.

The FAA told Fox News Digital that they vet candidates from “as many sources as possible.”

“The FAA employs tens of thousands of people for a wide range of positions, from administrative roles to oversight and execution of critical safety functions,” they said. “Like many large employers, the agency proactively seeks qualified candidates from as many sources as possible, all of whom must meet rigorous qualifications that of course will vary by position.”

The aviation industry was recently criticized after a door of an Alaska Airlines flight fell off.

“This incident should have never happened and it cannot happen again,” the FAA said in a statement. “FAA formally notified Boeing that it is conducting an investigation to determine if Boeing failed to ensure completed produces conformed to its approved design and were in a condition for safe operation in compliance with FAA regulations.”

“This investigation is a result of an incident on a Boeing Model 737-9 MAX where it lost a ‘plug’ type passenger door and additional discrepancies,” the statement added. “Boeing’s manufacturing practices need to comply with the high safety standards they’re legally accountable to meet.”