ANCOR is sharing this announcement by the Department of Labor (DOL) in case our members work with federal contractors who employ people with disabilities.
As written by DOL:
Introducing the New Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award
We are excited to announce the U.S. Department of Labor’s new award program for federal contractors – the Excellence in Disability Inclusion (EDI) Award.
Established by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the EDI Award recognizes federal contractors who go above and beyond to recruit, hire, retain, and advance individuals with disabilities in the workplace.
The 2019 application process is now underway. Interested federal contractors can click here to learn more and apply.
In addition to presenting an opportunity for federal contractors to be recognized for their disability-inclusion efforts, the EDI Award will help showcase successful programs and best practices that others can emulate.
In addition to being recognized for excellence in disability inclusion, EDI Gold Award recipients will receive a three-year moratorium from OFCCP compliance evaluations.
Federal contractors will need to meet certain criteria to be considered for the EDI Award.