In the state Duma introduced a bill to promote employment of persons with disabilities

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The government of the Russian Federation in the state Duma introduced a bill to promote employment of people with disabilities by the employment service.

The corresponding document was published in electronic database of the lower house of Parliament on Friday.

«The draft law provides for legislative rules to: determine the characteristics of the organization of employment of persons with disabilities, providing proactive nature of the actions of the employment services to help persons with disabilities and assistance in finding and keeping a job, including in cooperation with Federal institutions of medico-social examination», — stated in the explanatory note to the bill.

In addition, it is proposed to provide employment services such government services, accompanied promote the employment of persons with disabilities to provide individual assistance in finding employment and in their future work.

The authors of the project envisaged and the empowerment of state authorities to authorize the delivery accompanied by the promotion of employment of persons with disabilities, and publication of guidelines relating to the promotion of and assistance in employment of disabled persons.

«In order to improve the objectivity of the evaluation of the employment service to assist persons with disabilities employment assistance the bill provides the powers of the Ministry of labor to establish performance indicators of these activities and implementation of the annual analysis of the results», — reported in the documents.

As the authors of the bill, at the present time, the legislation includes a mechanism for assessing Federal institutions of medico-social examination of disability of the disabled and shown (contraindicated) types of employment. However, at the same time, legislation provides for the organization of the subsequent active action of employment services to define and implement additional measures to promote employment of persons with disabilities and assist them in finding employment.

As of 1 January 2017 were employed, only 32% of disabled people of working age, while in 2016 by the employment agencies employed just 15% of the number of disabled persons seeking work, according to the explanatory note of the bill.

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