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Individuals who experience migraines and headaches may benefit from reasonable accommodations. "Managing Headaches in the Workplace" illustrates how exploring accommodations with JAN can lead to discovering effective solutions.


Do-it-yourself (DIY) accommodation solutions can be inexpensive, effective, and adapted to specifically meet individual needs. JAN offers examples of DIY accommodation solutions for individuals with gripping and grasping related limitations. #AskJAN


Employers and workers with known limitations related to pregnancy can work together in an "interactive process" to come up with accommodations. Learn more by reading "What You Should Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act." #PWFA #accommodations


Tip #3 for Providing and Maintaining Effective Job Accommodations: Have a process for determining effective accommodations. Start with the employee who requested the accommodation. Employees often know what is needed and can suggest effective options.


Even if she didn’t realize it at the time, Dr. Beth Loy’s childhood experiences growing up in rural West Virginia laid the foundation for her career advancing workplace inclusion for people with disabilities—especially those with multiple disabilities or who have intersecting, marginalized identities. Learn more in this Pride Month profile of the Policy Advisor with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.


Tip #2 for Providing and Maintaining Effective Job Accommodations: Train managers and supervisors to recognize and respond to accommodation requests. A request may be made using plain language and need not include the phrase "reasonable accommodation." #ADA


Practical Advice for Drafting and Implementing Reasonable Accommodation Procedures Under Executive Order 13164


Employers who want to develop written accommodation policies and procedures may find resources such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's "Practical Advice for Drafting and Implementing Reasonable Accommodation Procedures" to be useful. #ADA


School Coordinators - Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)


Colleges and universities are invited to register to participate in the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). WRP allows disabled students and recent grads to explore careers in federal service. Register by 6/28/24.


What inequities do disabled people face? Share your thoughts! We encourage everyone in the disability community to respond to the Request for Information (RFI), from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which seeks input to help steer the development of the Federal Evidence Agenda on Disability Equity. OSTP is asking the public for feedback to understand the full scope of inequities faced by disabled people and the gaps in our current knowledge. Ultimately, the agenda will support the government in making data-informed policy decisions to advance equity in all areas—including health, employment, education and others—for people with disabilities. You may submit comments until July 15, 2024. Learn more and submit your comments:


Tip #1 for Providing and Maintaining Effective Job Accommodations: Develop written policies and procedures. This can help ensure consistency when processing accommodation requests. Keep policies flexible and simple so it's easy to provide accommodations.



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