The ODEP Alliance Initiative is a cooperative program that enables organizations committed to improving disability workplace practices to partner with ODEP to develop and implement model policies, initiatives and strategies to recruit, hire, advance and retain workers with disabilities. Groups that can form an Alliance with ODEP include trade and professional associations, businesses, labor unions, educational institutions, federal, state and local government agencies and others.
Featured Alliance Activities
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – On May 2, 2023 SHRM launched its 2023 Disability Inclusion Pledge. Developed in coordination with ODEP as part of their Alliance, this new initiative encourages human resource professionals and other business executives to commit to fostering a culture of inclusivity and provides a suite of tools and resources to help them implement related policies and best practices.
Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) – On May 9, 2023 in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, PBATS announced the launch of a new mental health awareness public service announcement (PSA) campaign. Developed in collaboration with ODEP and Major League Baseball, the PSA aims to raise awareness about the importance of worker mental well-being and provide resources for anyone in need of support. As part of this, it highlights ODEP’s four-part framework for a mental health-friendly workplace, known as the “4 A’s”—awareness, accommodations, assistance and access to treatment.
Active Alliance Agreements
- American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity
- American Staffing Association
- Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
- National Industry Liaison Group (NILG)
- Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)