SAME Strategies: Formal Mechanisms and Infrastructure
Learn about formal mechanisms and infrastructure as a State as a Model Employer (SAME) strategy.
Legislation and executive orders provide formal mechanisms for state policymakers to commit states to being model employers for disabled people. Many states have already made a formal commitment to these efforts.
Even if your state does not have a formal mechanism such as legislation or an executive order, the strategies provided here will help your state’s government strengthen their workforce disability inclusion efforts.
If your state does not have a formal mechanism, but would like to pursue this approach, or enhance an existing mechanism, the State Exchange of Employment & Disability (SEED) can provide free assistance on policy enhancements that encourage employment of people with disabilities.
Best practice strategies regarding infrastructure include: