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Welcome to AskEARN’s new website. As we transition to our new site, you can still visit EARN’s previous site.

About EARN

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity by educating public- and private-sector organizations on ways to build inclusive workplace cultures.

Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.

    Phases of Employment

  • Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

  • Hire

    Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.

  • Retain

    Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.

  • Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

News & Events

EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our e-blasts and monthly e-newsletter, which will connect you to upcoming events, developing news and promising practices in the world of disability diversity and inclusion. And don’t forget to follow EARN on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Rise Up and Be Counted: Strategies to Increase Self-identification

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. This webinar explores the importance of self-identification as a method for measuring the impact of workplace disability inclusion efforts. 


  • 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