Job Readiness Law and Legal Definition
The term job readiness as used in the context of persons with disabilities refers to a determination that such persons are likely to fulfill the performance of the duties of the position s/he is seeking. Certification of job readiness is required to appoint persons with mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities in a job. Otherwise a temporary appointment may be made in lieu of the job readiness certification.
A certificate of job readiness may be issued by the same entities that provide proof of disability. It can be a licensed medical professional, a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist or any Federal agency; State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits.