Topic 8. Federal contractors: Encouraging employees to self-identify as a person with a disability

Tips for Leadership


Topic 8. Messages

Supporting Self-Identification
Collecting data is part of (COMPANY NAME)'s effort to track the success of our disability inclusiveness goals. This is also part of our reporting responsibilities to the federal government. Our managers and supervisors play a key role in this data collection.


We collect data about both applicants and current employees. All job applicants are invited to voluntarily self-identify as a person with a disability during our hiring process. Also, all current employees are invited to self-identify about once every three years. Managers and supervisors should never collect or view the self-identification forms of individual employees. Rather, you will refer applicants and employees to the (LINK OR LOCATION TO BE USED BY APPLICANTS/EMPLOYEES TO RESPOND TO THE FORM).


As a manager, remind applicants and employees to respond to this invitation to self-identify—to stand up and be counted. When doing this, also remind applicants and employees that this personal disclosure data is confidential and that individual data will never be available to managers or supervisors or to anyone else making decisions such as hiring, performance, promotion, or termination. To find (COMPANY NAME)'s form for voluntary self-identification as a person with a disability, go to (YOUR COMPANY'S LINK TO INFORMATION AND FORMS ABOUT INVITATION TO VOLUNTARILY SELF-IDENTIFY AS A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY.)


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