USBLN® Response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the 503 Regulation
WASHINGTON, DC (February 6, 2012) – On December 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to strengthen the current affirmative action employment requirements for people with disabilities. The USBLN® supports the U.S. Department of Labor’s intent to improve the utilization of people with disabilities in the workforce, and recognizes that the current Section 503 affirmative action regulatory framework needs to be modernized, strengthened, and clarified.
In response to the NPRM, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) convened a committee comprised of Board and Corporate Advisory Board member companies to collectively develop comments inclusive of the strong expertise, experience and ideas of their stakeholders. The USBLN® member companies are committed to including disability in all their diversity efforts and each one has developed successful employment policies and practices. It is critical to the USBLN® members’ continued success that the final regulations advance recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement efforts.
Read the 2017 USBLN Annual Report
THANK YOU to our corporate partners, strategic alliances, board members, disability-owned businesses, students and recent graduates, local USBLN Affiliates and allies. Together we have achieved so much in 2017. Disability inclusion is a journey for all of us. For now, let's acknowledge the advancements we've made in 2017.
USBLN Now Offers New Two-Year Certification for Disability-Owned Businesses
The USBLN recently launched a 2-year certification for all disability-owned business owners. The USBLN’s decision to expand its nationally recognized certification from one year to two provides a greater value to disability business owners.
These Diversity & Inclusion influencers recommend your company use the Disability Equality Index…here’s why.
USBLN asked corporate partners and strategic alliances: “Why should a corporation take the DEI?” The responses flooded in. From Ed Mackey, Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Boston Scientific to Senator Ted Kennedy Jr., we heard why the DEI is important to their efforts and why your company should register too.
Top Reasons to Register for the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) Survey
Participating in the DEI will leave your organization walking away with new ideas, new insights, and new methodologies to help take disability inclusion to the next level.
USBLN Statement on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Written by Jill Houghton, President and CEO of USBLN Today we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, that was first proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. While much has been accomplished, more remains to be done to make the world truly inclusive. This year, the theme is “Transformation towards sustainable […]