Job Accommodations for Employees

ODEP funds the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), which provides free, confidential guidance on workplace accommodations.

Keeping Remote Work Accessible to All

ODEP funds the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT), which has developed resources that focus on inclusive telework policies and technologies.

Workplace Impacts of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

ODEP funds the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), which highlights workplace policies and practices that promote disability inclusion and economic recovery.

ACL advances independence, integration and inclusion for older adults and people of all ages with disabilities throughout life.

Employer COVID-19 Response Stories

  • CVS Health: Highlights the company’s efforts to support current employees and onboard new staff to meet increased workforce needs.
  • EY: Describes the company’s commitment to supporting employee mental health and ensuring a disability-inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Merck: Explains how having existing mental health and wellbeing programs in place has proven beneficial in responding to employees’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PepsiCo: Highlights PepsiCo and their employee resource group (ERG), EnAble, response to mental health concerns related to COVID-19 and the current social justice landscape.
  • Microsoft: Highlights how Microsoft ensured its shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic was inclusive of employees and candidates with disabilities.
  • Disability Management Employer Coalition: Highlights how DMEC leveraged remote work to support workers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Website — The CDC coronavirus website provides comprehensive health information on a range of COVID-19 topics.

Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace — This publication from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is designed to help employers protect workers who are unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk, including if they are immunocompromised, and also implement new guidance involving workers who are fully vaccinated but located in areas of substantial or high community transmission.

The Biden-Harris Administration has prioritized improved indoor air quality as an effective tool for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne diseases. These indoor air quality resources provide practical guidance on the topic:

  • Departments and Agencies Commit to Cleaner Indoor Air Across the Nation — This factsheet, developed by the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) highlights activities aimed to equip and empower state and local leaders, schools, building owners, and employers to improve indoor air quality in the places we live, work, eat, learn, exercise, and travel.
  • Clean Indoor Air Benefits Everyone — This blog, released in parallel to the OSTP factsheet, outlines how clean indoor air can benefit everyone.
  • Clean Air in Buildings Challenge — This factsheet was developed in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Energy, and other Federal agencies. It highlights a range of recommendations and resources available for improving ventilation and indoor air quality to help building owners and operators reduce risks from airborne viruses and other contaminants indoors, which can help to better protect the health of building occupants and reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Employment Law and COVID-19

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Coronavirus and COVID-19 Webpage — This EEOC webpage consolidates relevant Coronavirus and COVID-19 information related to EEO laws and answers COVID related questions from the public.