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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. 

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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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Resource Library

information for federal contractors

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Encouraging Self-Identification

Learn more about the role of employers in supporting self-identification. 

Federal Contractor Requirements

Learn about obligations federal contractors have under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and strategies to meet them.

Section 503 Best Practices for Federal Contractors

Learn about strategies to help federal contractors meet their obligations under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and recruit, hire, advance and retain workers with disabilities.


Employer Profiles

PepsiCo: Winning with Diversity and Inclusion

Employer Case Study: Learn about PepsiCo's efforts to support employees with disabilities and caregivers.


Events

Rise Up and Be Counted: Strategies to Increase Self-identification

This webinar explores the importance of self-identification as a method for measuring the impact of workplace disability inclusion efforts.


Publications

Taking Disability Into Account: Proactive Recruitment & Hiring Practices

This policy brief describes key elements of affirmative action plans. 

Talking About Inclusion@Work: Build the Pipeline: Outreach and Recruitment

Learn about proactive outreach and recruitment of people with disabilities. 

Talking About Inclusion@Work: Ensure Productivity: Reasonable Accommodations

Learn how job accommodations help ensure workplace inclusion of people with disabilities.

Talking About Inclusion@Work: Communicate: External and Internal Communication of Company Policies and Procedures

Learn how communication strategies support disability inclusion.

Talking About Inclusion@Work: Hire (and Keep) the Best

Learn how hiring and retaining employees with disabilities supports workplace diversity and inclusion.

Talking About Inclusion@Work: Measure Success: Accountability and Self-Identification

Learn how to measure the success of your organization's disability inclusion efforts. 

Communicating the Benefits of Self-Identification: Five Steps to Success

Learn the five steps to success to communicate the benefits of self-identification of disability.

Encouraging Employees with Disabilities to Self-Identify

Explore six tips for encouraging self-identification of disability.

Engaging Employees to Measure Success: Innovative Approaches to Encouraging Self-Identification of Disability

This guide explores effective strategies for encouraging employees to self-identify as having a disability.

Communication of Company Policies and Practices

Ensure Productivity: Reasonable Accommodations (PowerPoint Slides)

Learn more about how accommodations link to productivity.

Encouraging Employees with Disabilities to Self-Identify

Explore six tips for encouraging self-identification of disability.