2018 Report on Compliance with Part 5 of the Disability Act on the Employment of People with Disabilities in the Public Sector

This is the thirteenth annual report by the National Disability Authority (NDA) on employment of persons with disabilities in the public sector. The NDA has a statutory role in monitoring employment of persons with disabilities in the public sector, arising from Part 5 of the Disability Act 2005.

At the end of 2018, public bodies reported that 3.3% of employees employed in the public sector are people with disabilities. This is a slight  decrease from 3.5% in 2017. This decrease has taken place in the context of an increase of 5,897 (2.6%) in the total number of employees in the public sector.

At the end of 2018 there were 217 bodies in the public sector compared to 218 in 2017. In 2018, 183 (84.3%) public bodies achieved or exceeded the minimum 3% target compared to 184 (84.4%) in 2017. 34 public bodies (15.7%) did not reach the minimum 3% target in 2018, this is the same number that did not meet the 3% in 2017.

The NDA continues to work with the public sector to build its capacity in the coming year to ensure this trend continues.

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