Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining and Promoting People with Disabilities Toolkit

The 2014 NDEAM theme, EXPECT.EMPLOY.EMPOWER. appears in large white letters at the center of the poster on a blue backdrop of a collage of images of people with disabilities in a variety of work settings. On the right side is a large image from the back of a female wheelchair user. On the back of her chair are the words What can YOU do? The words at the bottom on a silver banner include National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DOL’s logo with the words Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor and ODEP’s website: www.dol.gov/odep.In February, a resource guide for employers has come out about best practices for hiring people with disabilities. This guide is part of the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative and written mainly by individuals from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The guide focuses on four main areas of best practices including recruiting candidates, respecting employees with disabilities, providing reasonable accommodations, and legal framework. View the entire toolkit here.