Disabled Expanded Certification for Persons with Disabilities
Disabled Expanded Certification (DEC) is an affirmative action personnel procedure used to ensure that qualified persons with disabilities are among the applicants to be considered for state civil service positions.
Applicants are eligible for DEC if they have a permanent physical or mental impairment which substantially limits the "major life activity of working." In addition, DEC eligibility must be verified by a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, vocational rehabilitation counselor, high school special education teacher, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, or other persons approved by Bureau of Merit Recruitment & Selection (BMRS). After verification, DEC eligibility is effective for a five-year period; verification forms can be obtained by calling (608) 266-1731, TTY: Call Relay 711.