Revised PS Form 2489, Self-Identification of a Physical or Mental Disability

The Postal Service™ is required by federal law to collect information regarding the disability status of all applicants hired. This information is used to prepare statis­tical reports that show agency progress in hiring, place­ment, and advancement of disabled individuals. Effective immediately, disability status codes are to be collected from newly hired employees by having the employee com­plete revised PS Form 2489, Self-Identification of a Physi­cal or Mental Disability. This form must not be given to an applicant until after he or she has been selected and given a job offer.

Handbook EL-312, Employment and Placement, is updated with a new part 576 that explains the procedures for completing and processing revised PS Form 2489. (See related article on page 31.)

Viewing PS Form 2489 Online

PS Form 2489 is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site:

(The direct URL for the Forms Web site is

Ordering PS Form 2489

Personnel Offices may order PS Form 2489 from the Material Distribution Center using Touch Tone Order entry (TTOE). Call 800-273-1509.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, option 1, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message. (Wait 48 hours after register­ing before placing your first order.)

Use the following information to order the January 2007 edition of PS Form 2489:

PSIN: PS 2489
PSN: 7530-01-000-9640
Unit of Measure: SH
Minimum Order Quantity: 1
Quick Pick Number: N/A
Price: $0.0197
Edition Date: 01/07