Disabled Expanded Certification (DEC) is an affirmative action personnel procedure used to ensure that qualified persons with a disability 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. Call (608) 266-1731 or TTY: Call Relay 711 to request a Disabled Expanded Certification Form.