The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) recently launched the Workplace Accommodation Toolkit, a centralized resource to assist employers during the process of recruiting, hiring and employing persons with disabilities.
The Toolkit is a portal into the vast amounts of information JAN provides to promote a more inclusive environment in the workplace while maintaining compliance with current laws and regulations. “Recently JAN has seen an increase in requests for guidance related to the reasonable accommodation process and creating disability-inclusive workplaces. The Toolkit was designed to respond to these requests,” said Lou Orslene, JAN co-director.
JAN provides employers, recruiters, managers as well as job seekers and employees with disabilities resources for a successful recruitment, hiring and employment experience.
The Workplace Accommodation Toolkit includes:
- Sample accommodation procedures
- Training presentations
- Role-play videos
- Examples of policies and forms from leading U.S. businesses
- Best practices for creating an inclusive workplace
- Checklists to track the accommodation process
The Toolkit provides guidance for the different areas of the employment process and a resource for recruiters, hiring managers, supervisors, human resource professionals, accommodation consultants and allies of employees with disabilities.
The JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit can be accessed at: http://AskJAN.org/toolkit
For more information contact Lou Orslene @ 800-526-7234 Ext. 135 or Anne Hirsh Ext. 112.
This Toolkit release coincides with National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy (ODEP). Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Those who can benefit from JAN’s services include private employers of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families.