Job Accommodations for Employees
ODEP funds the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), which provides free, confidential guidance on workplace accommodations.
- Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers
- Recognizing an ADA Accommodation Request During the Pandemic.
- ADA and Accommodation Lessons Learned: COVID-19 Edition.
- Accommodating Employees with COVID-19 or Long COVID.
- Supporting Employees with Mental Health and Cognitive Conditions While Teleworking.
- A Practical Approach to Telework as a Reasonable Accommodation During the Pandemic.
- Telework Accommodation Request Flowchart.
- FAQ: COVID-19 Vaccination and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Processing Vaccination Accommodation Requests.
- Engaging in the Interactive Process During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- The ADA and Managing Reasonable Accommodation Requests from Employees with Disabilities in Response to COVID-19.
- Accommodation Strategies for Returning to Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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.
- Telework and Accessibility Toolkit.
- Long COVID and Workplace Accessibility.
- Podcast: Recovery Powered by Inclusion.
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.
- Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers.
- The ADA at Work: Considerations for COVID.
- Getting Ahead of the Curve: Ensuring Safe, Healthy and Inclusive Workplaces During the COVID-19 Recovery.
- Telework In Action: Disability Inclusion Practice Whose Time Has Arrived.
- Digital Accessibility: Driving Disability Inclusion in the Workplace.
- COVID-19 Workplace Resources and Tools.
- COVID-19 and Job Applicants and Employees with Disabilities: Emerging Practices to Employ and Protect Workers.
- Adopting an Integrated Telework Policy for Employees With and Without Disabilities.
- Disability-Inclusive COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Plans.
- Mental Health Toolkit.
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.
Indoor Air Quality
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.
- 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.