Employment of blind persons in the Federal service
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Employment of blind persons in the Federal service

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Published by Civil Service Commission in Washington .
Written in English


  • Blind -- Employment -- United States,
  • Civil service positions -- United States

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Edition Notes

Issued Oct. 1975

SeriesBRE -- 23
The Physical Object
Pagination1 folded sheet (6 p.) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15475918M

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