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2021-10-15T13:00:37+0000

Join U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, newly appointed Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams and other special guests for a virtual celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) on October 20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Register today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021-tickets-186087802627

 
2021-10-14T13:00:44+0000

Join the U.S. Department of Labor on October 20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET for a virtual celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! Featured guests will include Secretary Marty Walsh, newly appointed Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Taryn Williams, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Jenny Yang and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Jennifer Sheehy. Register today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021-tickets-186087802627

 

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021

2021-10-13T13:00:28+0000

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 by attending a virtual celebration presented by the Office of Disability Employment Policy. This exciting event will feature insightful dialogues and a video showcase highlighting strategies in action for an equitable disability inclusive recovery. 10/20/21 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Register today! #NDEAM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021-tickets-186087802627?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

 

Communicating Your Commitment to Accessibility: Tips for Employers

2021-10-12T18:00:07+0000

Looking for a guide to help your organization highlight your efforts to increase workplace information and communications technology accessibility to job seekers, new hires, and existing employees? See the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) resource, “Communicating Your Commitment to Accessibility: Tips for Employers.” #NDEAM https://www.PEATworks.org/digital-accessibility-toolkits/staff-training-resources/communicating-your-commitment-to-accessibility-tips-for-employers

 
2021-10-12T13:00:19+0000

Leave can be an effective accommodation but when an employee with a disability can work with reasonable and effective accommodations, the employee shouldn’t be forced to use leave instead. Read JAN’s Leave as an Ineffective Accommodation. https://AskJAN.org/articles/Leave-as-an-Ineffective-Accommodation.cfm

 

AskEARN

2021-10-11T13:00:20+0000

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), join EARN - Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion for a webinar on building disability-inclusive workplaces! “Disability-Inclusive Workplace Culture: Building it to Last” will take place on October 20, 2021 from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. ET. Learn how leading companies build and sustain disability-inclusive cultures and how your organization can apply these lessons to build a stronger, more inclusive workplace as you recover from the pandemic. Hear from Jim Sinocchi of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (@jpmorganchase) and Vani Seshadri of Accenture (@Accenture) about how careful planning and ongoing support across all levels of an organization will help attract and retain employees with disabilities. https://askearn.org/event/1

 

Accommodations Beyond Job Performance = Compliance and Inclusion

2021-10-11T13:00:05+0000

Most people know that the ADA requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations so employees with disabilities can perform the essential functions of their jobs. However, sometimes there are other reasons employers might have to provide accommodations. Want to know more? Check-out JAN’s Accommodations Beyond Job Performance = Compliance and Inclusion. https://AskJAN.org/articles/Accommodations-Beyond-Job-Performance-Compliance-and-Inclusion.cfm

 
2021-10-09T13:00:07+0000

Disabilities and medical conditions are individualized. What affects one person may affect someone else in a completely different way. Learn more about how this applies in situations involving fears and phobias. Read JAN’s Fear or Phobia? What is the difference? Why does it matter at work? https://AskJAN.org/articles/Fear-or-Phobia-What-is-the-difference-Why-does-it-matter-at-work.cfm

 

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021

2021-10-08T20:00:58+0000

Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 by attending a virtual celebration presented by the Office of Disability Employment Policy. This exciting event will feature insightful dialogues and a video showcase highlighting strategies in action for an equitable disability inclusive recovery. 10/20/21 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Register today! #NDEAM https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021-tickets-186087802627?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

 
2021-10-08T18:00:37+0000

Management staff have a role in fostering an inclusive workplace culture. As part of NDEAM, consider conducting training to ensure they understand the requirements of the ADA and are prepared to recognize and respond to reasonable accommodation requests. JAN offers resources that can be incorporated into your own ADA and reasonable accommodation training programs. Check-out the JAN Training page for various resources, including topic specific modules to share within your organization, and role play and accommodation solution showcase videos. #JANTraining https://askjan.org/events/Trainings.cfm

 

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