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About EARN

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. 

Getting Started

Start here to learn how to recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; why workplace inclusion of people with disabilities matters; and how EARN’s resources can help.

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    Phases of Employment

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    Recruit

    Build a pipeline of talent that includes people with disabilities.

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    Hire

    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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    Advance

    Ensure that employees with disabilities have equal opportunities for advancement.

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EARN’s Learning Center offers a wide range of training resources, including self-paced online courses.

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News & Events

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

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Resource Library

COVID-19

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COVID-19 Workplace Resources and Tools

Understand the intersection between the pandemic and disability policy and practice. 

Health and Safety Plans for COVID-19 Recovery

Learn more about pandemic workplace health and safety.


Employer Profiles

PepsiCo Video Case Studies

This video series highlights PepsiCo's work in creating an inclusive workplace, including addressing public safety and mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

EY: Supporting Employee Mental Health and Ensuring a Disability-Inclusive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how EY helped support employee mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CVS Health: Focusing on Employee Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how CVS Health ensured the health and safety of its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Merck’s Mental Health and Wellness Programs: Supporting Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how existing mental health programs helped support Merck's COVID-19 response. 

Disability Management Employer Coalition: Leveraging Remote Work to Support Workers During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Employer Case Study: Learn how DMEC's remote work policies support disability inclusion. 

PepsiCo: Every Mind Enabled

Employer Case Study: Learn about PepsiCo's efforts to create more diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible workplaces and support employee mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Video Case Study

Watch this video to learn about the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) role in helping employers keep American workplaces safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Events

Getting Ahead of the Curve: Ensuring Safe, Healthy and Inclusive Workplaces During the COVID-19 Recovery

This webinar explores ways employers can ensure safe and healthy workplaces for all workers, including those with disabilities, during the COVID-19 recovery. 

The ADA @ 31: A Conversation with Bobby Silverstein and Susan Mazrui

Learn about the role of the business and disability communities in securing enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and core principles of equal opportunity/nondiscrimination articulated in the legislation. The webinar also explores emerging ADA implementation issues, including those related to COVID-19.

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

In this webinar, EARN and Merck share strategies to cultivate a culture of resilience and wellness throughout your organization.

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

Learn how to ensure your organization's telework policies and procedures are accessible and inclusive for all employees, including those with disabilities.

The ADA at Work: Considerations for COVID-19

This webinar discusses balancing guidance on COVID-19 containment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Digital Accessibility: Driving Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

This webinar explores technological challenges that can impact job candidates and employees with disabilities and steps employers can take to evaluate and enhance their communication systems and training platforms to create workplaces where everyone has the tools needed for success.   


Publications

Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Plans

This policy brief explores components of disability-inclusive COVID-19 health and safety plans.

Covid-19 and Job Applicants and Employees with Disabilities: Emerging Practices to Employ and Protect Workers

This policy brief explores issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Covid-19 pandemic. 

ADA @ 31: A Review of Emerging Implementation Issues Policy Guide

This guide explores emerging implementation issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including COVID-19 health and safety plans, telework, digital accessibility, the “gig” economy, artificial intelligence, voluntary affirmative action, centralized accommodation programs and more. 

Covid-19 and Training and Advancing Employees with Disabilities: Findings from a Focus Group of NILG Members

Overview of the experiences and perspectives of employers related to training and advancing employees with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Information was gathered from focus groups with employer members of the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG).

Covid-19 and Remote Work: Findings from a Focus Group of NILG Members

Overview of the experiences and perspectives of employers related to remote work and employees with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Information was gathered from focus groups with employer members of the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG).

Covid-19 and Remote Hiring of People with Disabilities: Findings from a Focus Group of NILG Members

Overview of the experiences and perspectives of employers related to remote hiring of employees with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Information was gathered from focus groups with employer members of the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG).

Covid-19 and Performance Management of Employees with Disabilities: Findings from a Focus Group of NILG Members

Overview of the experiences and perspectives of employers related to performance management of employees with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Information was gathered from focus groups with employer members of the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG).

Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers

This guide developed by EARN and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information and resources to help employers support employees with Long COVID.