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Federal Workforce Diversity Grows Slightly
The federal government has increased the diversity of its workforce and seen a decline in EEO complaints.

 

Timing of PIP, Performance Review Suggest Retaliation
Stray remarks that sound like disability discrimination may not show a hostile work environment. 


Telecommuting is Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA
Employers may have to let workers telecommute even if teamwork is an important part of the employee’s job, a federal appellate court ruled.


Don’t Rule Out Applicants Because of Employment History Gaps 
Many businesses are reconsidering negative assumptions about employment gaps on applicants’ resumes—and HR is leading the way.

 

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Marching Beyond Compliance 
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Effective practices for defining your diversity strategy, information about key resources, and a free recruitment program that matches employers with qualified students with disabilities. 
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 About This Page

 

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is an Alliance partner of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). SHRM and ODEP work together to increase the employment of individuals with disabilities. As part of this partnership, SHRM has joined The Campaign for Disability Employment, a nationwide effort to highlight the value and talent people with disabilities bring to the workplace as well as the dividends realized by their full inclusion at work. 

An Introduction
Read an overview of the strategic, legal and practical issues associated with employing persons with disabilities.

Disability Employment Guide Available
The U.S. Dept. of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy has  released a new guide, Business Strategies that Work: A Framework for Disability Inclusion.

What Can YOU Do?
The Campaign for Disability Employment encourages employers to:


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Current U.S. Unemployment Statistics for Persons with Disabilities, Not Seasonally Adjusted

12.8%:

Unemployment rate for people with disabilities
 6.0%: Unemployment rate for persons with no disability, not seasonally adjusted
19.8%: Percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force
68.8%: Percentage of people with no disability in the labor force

Source: August 2014
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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The Disability Divide
Barry Lundquist, president of the Council of Disability Awareness, says employees have misperceptions about the most likely causes of disabilities.
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Find a list of helpful and ready-to-use resources such as recruiting sources, hotlines, legal guidance and etiquette tips here.

New FAQs on Recruitment, Retention
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network has answers to FAQs ​on recruiting and retaining people with disabilities, including veterans.