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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. 

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

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    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

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

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    Retain

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

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    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

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EO 14035 Info Center

Learn more about Executive Order (EO) 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Government, and find tools to help your agency implement the EO's requirements.

On June 25, 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. The policy of the Biden Administration is to cultivate a workforce that draws from the full diversity of the Nation. The EO states that the Federal Government must be a model for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) and must strengthen its ability to recruit, hire, develop, promote and retain our Nation’s talent and remove barriers to equal opportunity. The EO establishes that DEIA are priorities and outlines procedures to advance these priorities across the federal workforce.


Executive Orders Relating to the Employment of People with Disabilities Issued by Other Presidents

  • Executive Order No. 13583 Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce (August 18, 2011)
  • Executive Order No. 13548 (PDF) Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities (July 26, 2010)
  • Executive Order No. 13163 (PDF) Increasing the Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities to be Employed in the Federal Government (July 26, 2000)
  • Executive Order No. 13164 (PDF) Requiring Federal Agencies to Establish Procedures to Facilitate the Provision of Reasonable Accommodation (July 26, 2000)
  • Executive Order No. 13078 (PDF) Increasing Employment of Adults with Disabilities (March 13, 1998)