About Federal Relay

About Federal Relay

Note: The Federal Relay program is a "standalone" contract and not a part of the FTS2001/Networx contract/program.

Federal Relay was established by Congress under Public Law 100-542, the Telecommunications Accessibility Act of 1988, provides an intermediary telecommunications service for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or have speech disabilities, including federal employees, for communications with and within the Federal Government.

Federal Government agencies may meet their obligation under Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act with the Federal Relay as an option to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities in the workplace.

Since 1993, Federal Relay was centrally billed through GSA and effective January 1, 2008, usage became "direct-billed" (task order) to agencies individually. To ensure that your disabled employees and the general public avoid interruption of service in using Federal Relay, your Federal Agency's Designated Agency Representative (DAR) and/or Contracting Officer (CO) needs to submit a task order with Sprint (GSA contract holder).

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FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY. This system is operated by Sprint in support of the General Services Administration Federal Relay contract. This system is subject to monitoring. Individuals found performing unauthorized activities are subject to disciplinary action including criminal prosecution.