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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

Telework In Action: A Disability Inclusion Practice Whose Time Has Arrived

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies quickly transitioned to telework. As a result, much has been learned about conducting business in a teleworking environment. Once considered a workplace accommodation or employee benefit, telework has now become a common workplace practice. This webinar focuses on how organizations and employees have adapted to telework and how it will remain an integral part of the workplace of the future. Guest speakers discuss the many benefits of telework, including cost savings, increased productivity of employees and expanded access to a qualified talent pool of people with disabilities. Learn about providing accommodations remotely and ensuring accessibility of recruiting, onboarding, communication and training platforms.

Presenters

  • Lane Erwin, Director, Organizational Effectiveness, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Neil Barnett, Director of Inclusive Hiring and Accessibility, Microsoft
  • Terri Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)

Moderator

  • Nakisha Pugh, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Presentation Resources