- Today, employers across the U.S. are recognizing the value of a workforce inclusive of people with disabilities and using a variety of innovative strategies to bring them on board. The primary method for measuring success and identifying opportunities for improvement is to invite applicants and employees to self-identify as having a disability. A strong self-identification program can encourage employees to bring their “whole selves” to work and thus is an essential component of a workplace that is truly inclusive.
- On January 16, 2020, EARN hosted a webinar to share updates from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and to explore practices federal contractors can use to help encourage and increase self-identification of disability.
- Bob Gaglione, Deputy Director, OFCCP
- Jennifer Sheehy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, ODEP
- Tina Williams, Deputy Director, Division of Program Operations, OFCCP
- Michael Murray, Director, Employer Policy, ODEP
- Margaret Kraak, OFCCP Branch Chief for Training, Education and Program Development