The Commission’s mission is to ensure that state agencies promote and implement the Employment First Act so that people with disabilities, as a first option, have the opportunity for meaningful and competitive employment in fully integrated work settings. We carry out this mission by working with state agencies to:

  • Review the programs, policies, procedures, and funding of agencies that are related to implementation of the Employment First Act.
  • Track and report on the progress of those agencies in reaching measurable goals and objectives related to the Act.
  • Identify barriers to achieving those goals and objectives and finding strategies to overcome those barriers.
Legislation Information:

Creation Legislation: HB 319 (pdf)
Expanded by House Bill No. 241 (pdf)
Delaware Code authorizing the Employment First Oversight Commission. Title 19, Chapter 7, Subchapter V. Employment First Act
New Delaware Employer Tax Credit. To review the tax law visit: