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NILG Info Center: Hot Topics

Stay up-to-date about news and trends related to topics of importance for federal contractors and subcontractors.

Future of Work

What is the outlook of the future of work? How will the workplace of tomorrow be different than it is today? Learn about topics like remote and hybrid work, workplace mental health, automation, and more.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Many companies are using AI to streamline recruiting and hiring processes, provide workplace training, disseminate information to employees, and improve productivity. When AI is accessible and used in an inclusive way, it can help to advance the employment of workers with disabilities. However, companies must be careful to ensure that using AI in recruiting, hiring, training, or communicating with employees does not inadvertently screen out or otherwise discriminate against applicants and employees with disabilities. The resources below can help organizations of all sizes use AI in a fair and equitable manner.

End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

May 11, 2023 marked the end of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency. The resources in this section explore what this means for employers and workers, including issues related to workplace flexibility, reasonable accommodations, telework and remote work, and supporting employees with Long COVID. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also have resources that address topics such as vaccinations, testing, data reporting, and surveillance.