US DOL Announces New Resource to Support the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities


The U.S. Department of Labor has created a new Competitive Integrated Employment Transformation Hub to collect resources from various federal agencies that provide practical guidance, policy information, and best practices for those with disabilities and their employers, as well as other related entities and individuals. According to the DOL, competitive integrated employment ensures people with disabilities are paid competitive wages and can work in environments where most employees do not have disabilities.

Specifically for employers, the DOL provides links to resources in four topic areas:

  • Accommodations
  • Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture
  • Targeted Populations (including veterans, those with mental health disabilities, and other specific disabilities)
  • Special Considerations for Federal Agencies and Federal Contractors.

These resources are drawn from various DOL agencies (like the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) and DOL-funded entities (like the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)), as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in addition to other federal agencies and private organizations.