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AARP Workforce Assessment Tool
This free, confidential tool assists employers in assessing their current and future workplace needs, including understanding the impact of retiring workers, addressing skills shortages, and managing a multi-generations workforce.

American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year on a wide variety of population characteristics, including disability. Often local communities, and federal, state and local governments use this data when making decisions about funding new or existing programs.

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. When working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities, the Compendium will make finding and using disability statistics easier.

Disability Employment Tabulations
The Disability Employment Tabulation 2008-2010 (3-year ACS data) is available through American FactFinder (AFF) ( beginning March 14, 2013. This 49-table tabulation, which shows the disability status and diversity of the labor force and population 16 and over, is based on the American Community Survey (ACS) three-year data 2008-2010 (

Disability Statistics
Disability Statistics, a Cornell University resource, provides well-documented disability statistics and rehabilitation data sources in a user-friendly and accessible manner to facilitate evidence-based advocacy, decision-making and research. The site allows for customized searches on topics in disability statistics and staff are available to conduct special analysis to answer user questions.

Disability Statistics: Cross-Dataset Catalog of Disability and Compensation Variables
Developed as part of the research activities of the Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes Among Individuals with Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (EP-RRTC), this online tool provides an overview across multiple datasets. Use this tool to browse or search across 11 major datasets for variables related to: disability and health conditions, work and employer characteristics, including compensation.

Employment status of the civilian population by sex, age, and disability status, not seasonally adjusted
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new figures for the civilian labor force, with specifics on the labor force participation rate, taking into account workers and unemployed individuals with disabilities.

Grow Success: Accountability and Measurement
In the 2012 report, Federal Agency Employment Strategies: A Framework for Disability Inclusion, the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor outlines federal best practices for recruiting, hiring, and advancing people with disabilities. The Grow Success recommendation was described as a process of accountability and continuous improvement, which will help federal agencies to establish criteria with which to measure and evaluate outcomes related to disability employment practices. Collecting data on employment outcomes is about setting goals, and creating accountability for meeting those goals. Beginning with passionate leadership and managerial commitment, the following policies and practices should be evaluated in relation to applicants and employees with disabilities: Diversity and inclusion Recruitment and retention Communication and accountability Measurement and Evaluation Once objectives have been prioritized in each area, effective measurement tools can be established. Ideally, goals should be connected to the performance evaluations of the people responsible for meeting those objectives.

National Disability Policy: Annual Progress Report 2012
This annual progress report by the National Council on Disability (NCD) provides a glimpse at the current state of people with disabilities in the United States. This report covers the period of summer 2011 through spring 2012 by issue area, and reviews top-level policy developments affecting people with disabilities, including key federal actions and state trends. The report notes progress where it has occurred and provides further recommendations where necessary. The material in this report comes from NCD stakeholders, federal agencies, and information gathered during NCD policy projects. Chapter 3 of the text focuses on the employment of people with disabilities.

National Disability Policy: Annual Progress Report 2013
This report from the National Council on Disability summarizes the status of federal laws and programs serving 57 million Americans with disabilities, their families and other stakeholders in the disability community. This report presents information under four broad subject areas, including "Economic Empowerment." Other topics addressed within these subject areas include employment, vocational rehabilitation, mental health care, education and veteran-specific issues.

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible employment data. ODEP provides funding for services such as AskEARN and the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). The ODEP website has information for employers on the latest news on disability employment policy, events, resources, toolkits, and contact information for technical assistance support centers such as EARN.

Office of Disability Employment Policy: Research
This Department of Labor page provides information on the Current Population Survey (CPS), historical disability employment data and answers to frequently asked questions about disability and employment statistics.

OPM Survey of Employee Satisfaction: Disability Group Comparison (%) by Question
This report on employee satisfaction by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) contains weighted 2012 Governmentwide results for each question by disability/non-disability. There are two options for viewing this report: (1) Survey Results: Presents response percentages for the groups: disability and non-disability. Reported percentages and the "# of respondents" for each question are based on all answers, not including "Do Not Know " and "No Basis to Judge." The sum of the positive response percentages is also reported. (2) Significance Tests by disability/non-disability: Presents positive response percentages for disability and non-disability. The views at the top of this report allow one to view the differences in positive percentages between each of the groups and whether these are significant. A "Yes" in the last column of the report indicates there is a 95 percent chance the difference in positive percentages is reliable and not due to chance .

Report on the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Executive Branch
This report is prepared in compliance with Executive Order 13548, Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities, and contains information on the representation of people with disabilities within the Federal Government and best practices of Federal agencies.

Staying Ahead of the Curve 2013: The AARP Multicultural Work and Career Study
This 2013 report by AARP examines the experiences, opinions and expectations of older workers and provides examples of workforce practices employers have engaged in to address the needs of an aging workforce.

Telework More Than a Trend - A Workplace Transformation
This guide to telework from GovLoop features case studies and best practices from the Government Accountability Office and insights from HP's Chief Technologist for Thin Client, Tom Flynn. Cultural bias against telework is shifting as technology makes it easier to stay connected to colleagues and work-related information. Instant messaging, Voice over IP and mobile phones, plus the ability to access email and the web anytime, anywhere, is allowing employees to stay plugged in to the office.

United Cerebral Palsy: The Case for Inclusion
United Cerebral Palsy has issued its annual report on "The Case for Inclusion" for 2013, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on outcomes for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The report is housed on an interactive website that includes state and national data, case studies, state rankings, and more.

Using BLS and Census Disability Statistics for Employment and Training Decisions
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) held a Webinar on "Using BLS and Census Disability Statistics for Employment and Training Decisions" on November 14th, which consolidated a wealth of information and resources on disability employment data in one place, including 1) the most recent findings on disability and employment; 2) the most important U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Census Bureau sources, and how to decide which source best meets your needs; 3) live demos of the two principal Census Bureau customized data tools; and 4) a preview of the upcoming BLS special 2012 disability employment survey.

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