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Absence and Disability Management Policies

Learn more about employee absenteeism, its causes and how to manage it. 

Accommodations and Retention

Learn about the role accommodations play in retaining employees with disabilities.

Adopting an Integrated Telework Policy for Employees With and Without Disabilities

This policy brief provides a framework for adopting an integrated telework policy that is inclusive of all employees, including people with disabilities. 

Americans with Disabilities Act & Workplace Safety

Learn about the connection between the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) regulations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Caregiving and Workplace Flexibility

Workplace flexibility may be particularly beneficial for employees who are family caregivers. Read this issue brief to learn more.

Centene: Weaving Self-Identification into Company Culture

Learn more about Centene’s “I Count: Why I Self Identify” campaign and how it has created significant progress in reducing stigma around disability self-identification.

Centralized Accommodation Programs (CAP) in Practice

This checklist provides an overview of the essential components of a centralized accommodation program.

Community Partnerships: An Effective Inclusion Strategy

Explore information about creating and sustaining effective community partnerships.

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

Learn about issues related to performance management and people with disabilities during the pandemic.

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

Learn about issues related to remote work during the pandemic and people with disabilities.

Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Explore strategies for fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.

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Deloitte: Retaining a High Performing Employee Through Workplace Accommodations

Employer Case Study: Learn how a small monetary investment helped a high performing employee return to work after developing a physical disability.

Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Plans

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

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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.

EO 14035 Resources

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce Info Center

Eli Lilly and Company: The Right Prescription for Disability Inclusion

Learn how Eli Lilly’s self-identification program has driven the promotion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Learn how disability-focused employee groups can help support workplace inclusion.

Equity in Workplace Flexibility

Learn about the importance of ensuring your organization’s workplace flexibility policies are equitable for all employees.

Establishing and Maintaining Successful Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

This toolkit offers information on how to start, implement and maintain disability-focused ERGs to support your organization's diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) efforts.

Exploring the Possibilities: Disability-Inclusive Hybrid Work Models

Learn about developing and implementing hybrid work models that are equitable and accessible for all employees, including people with disabilities.

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Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)

Review the basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Federal Government Employment

Learn about strategies for including people with disabilities in federal employment.

Fostering Disability-Inclusive Workplaces Through Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are considered an exemplary practice that businesses can leverage to foster a culture of inclusion. This factsheet explores how ERGs can benefit employees and employers alike.

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Hire (& Keep) the Best: Talent Acquisition & Retention Processes

Learn about effective policies and process for hiring and retaining employees with disabilities as part of overall effort to meet organizational diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) goals.  

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Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Mental Health and the Experiences of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Professionals

Explore this research-to-practice brief to learn how employers used employee assistance programs (EAPs) to support worker mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inclusion@Work: A Framework for Building a Disability-Inclusive Organization

Explore strategies for creating disability-inclusive workplace cultures and meeting your organization's diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.

Inclusive Retention: Applicable Laws & Regulations

Learn about federal laws and regulations that impact employee retention.

Increasing Disability Inclusion: Centralized Accommodation Programs as a Best Practice

Learn how centralized accommodation programs (CAPs) consolidate accommodation services and funding to improve outcomes for workers with disabilities.

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Learning Guide: Creating an Effective Talent Strategy Through Local and Regional Partnerships

Partnerships between businesses and public or non-profit organizations can help diversify talent pipelines and reduce turnover.

Lessons Learned: Accommodating and Retaining Educators with Disabilities

Find out about the role workplace accommodations play in retaining teachers with disabilities.

Lockheed Martin: Customizing Accommodations Results in Increased Productivity for All

Employer Case Study: Learn how providing customized accommodations for employees with disabilities results in improved productivity at Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin: Making a Small Investment to Retain Talent

Employer Case Study: Retention strategies help Lockheed Martin keep a valued employee.

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Major Components of EO 14035

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce Info Center

Major Components of the Government-wide Strategic Plan to Advance DEIA in the Federal Workplace

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce Info Center

Measuring Progress

Track and review data to ensure your workplace is retaining employees with disabilities.

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace (Learning Guide)

Find effective strategies for supporting workplace mental health.

Mentally Healthy Workplaces Checklist

This checklist reviews the 4 A's of a mental health-friendly workplace.  


Mentoring is an effective strategy to promote retention and advancement of employees with disabilities.

Microsoft: Making the Move to Remote Work

Employer Case Study: Find out how Microsoft ensured its shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic was inclusive of employees and candidates with disabilities. 

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Older Workers

Learn about effective strategies that help older workers stay on the job. 

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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. 

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 well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Planning Accessible ERG Events

Learn how to make sure events held by your organization's employee resource groups (ERGs) are accessible for all employees.

Planning an Accessible Meeting or Event

This checklist outlines steps to take to ensure the accessibility of online or in-person meetings or events.

Planning an Accessible Training

This checklist helps organizations plan trainings that are accessible for employees with disabilities.

Professional Development and Advancement of Employees with Disabilities

The research brief explores effective strategies for retaining and advancing employees with disabilities. 

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Disability inclusion is about more than hiring; it also means taking steps to retain the talents of valued employees with disabilities.

Retaining Valued Employees with Disabilities: The Importance of Performance Coaching and Management (Learning Guide)

Learn about effective strategies to ensure you are engaging employees with disabilities in meaningful dialogues about workplace performance. 

Retention Strategies

Explore effective methods to help retain employees with disabilities.

Retention in Action: Case Studies

Read about companies’ efforts to ensure they retain employees with disabilities.

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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.

Self-Paced Trainings: Strategies for Disability Inclusion

Explore EARN's training courses on disability inclusion in the workplace.


Learn how employers can use stay-at-work/return-to-work programs as a retention strategy.

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

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

Transportation and Workplace Flexibility

Find out how workplace flexibility benefits employees who face barriers getting to and from work.

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Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Learn more about how bias can impact the workplace.

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Video Case Study: Accommodating and Retaining Teachers with Disabilities

Simple accommodations can help schools retain and advance teachers with disabilities, fostering an inclusive culture.

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Workers’ Compensation

Understand how workers' compensation programs support retention of your workforce. 

Workplace Flexibility

Learn how workplace flexibility helps create an inclusive, accessible, and equitable workplace culture.

Workplace Mental Health Literature Review

Learn about strategies that help support employee well-being.

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