The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.
Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities — and how EARN’s resources can help.
Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.
Identify people who have the skills and attributes for the job.
Keep talented employees with disabilities, including those who acquire them on the job.
Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.
Phases of Employment
EARN offers a wide range of training resources, including self-paced online courses, in our Learning Center. The Learning Center is named in honor of Dinah Cohen, a leader in the disability and federal employment communities who passed away in March 2018.
A listing of EARN resources by topic.
EARN makes it easy to stay up-to-date on disability employment news and information. Start by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and eblasts, 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.
February 16, 2022 — 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ESTWebinar Hear from leaders in the advanced manufacturing field about how they are meeting talent needs by recruiting and hiring people with disabilities.
A list of all webinars.
A commitment to disability inclusion includes equal opportunity to advance and grow.
A commitment to disability inclusion means not only recruiting and hiring people with disabilities, but also supporting them to grow professionally, and advance within your organization. This includes ensuring access to professional development opportunities, and providing performance feedback. The topics below provide information to help you ensure your advancement opportunities are equitable and nurture valued, longstanding leaders for your organization.
Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact advancement activities
Understand the important role feedback plays in helping all employees, including those with disabilities, advance
Assess your professional development activities and paths to ensure their accessible to employees with disabilities
Learn about reasonable accommodations and how they can help employees with disabilities advance in their careers
Understand special considerations certain employers have related to advancement of people with disabilities
Read about how companies ensure disability inclusion in their advancement and professional development activities
- Professional Development and Advancement of Employees with Disabilities (PDF)
- Workplace Mentoring Playbook (PDF)
- Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy (PDF)
- Federal Framework for Disability Inclusion (PDF)
- Advancing and Retaining Federal Employees with Disabilities—The Case for Centralized Accommodation Programs and Funding (PDF)