On June 25, 2009, Governor Patrick announces a Strategic Plan for Massachusetts as a Model Employer for People with disabilities.
MOD is part of this initiative and is working, along with other agencies, to make the Commonwealth a Model Employer.
- The Annual Report on the initiative was published in July of 2010.
- A newsletter about the initiative, called Dialogue is issued quarterly.
- As part of that effort, MOD administers the application process for a capital fund to supplement agency efforts to pay for the accommodation needs of the Executive Branch's employees. Called the Reasonable Accommodation Capital Reserve Account (RACRA) as set forward in the Administration and Finance Administrative Bulletin #20, it make funds available to agencies faced with single requests of over $2,500 for a single individual or cumulative expenses totaling more the 0.5% of the agency's annual budget.