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“The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) is a unique consortium of professionals consisting of federal contractors and subcontractors in partnership with regulatory agencies, working toward achieving equal employment opportunities for all.” – Anthony Kaylin, NILG Chair

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The NILG Team

The NILG Board supports 61 ILGs, which are comprised of small, mid-size and large federal contractors and employers across the country. No other employer association has a broader base of constituents focused on EO/AA matters.

Current and Past Events and Webinars

WEBINAR Resources to Find and Hire Veterans

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EMT

Be a Leader Among Peers

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - April 21 @ 3:00 pm EMT

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EMT

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Companies Follow the Roadmap to Mental Wellness

By Leslie L. Wilson, M.S.
Senior Vice President, Global Workplace Initiatives
Disability:IN

Fifteen years ago, my family experienced a mental health crisis. Not just one of us, but all of us.

For too long, my family did nothing because

Hiring: Senior Manager, NextGen Initiatives

Organizational Information: Who We Are Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our network of more than 250 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Our organization and 25 affiliates raise a collective voice

Update on Nasdaq Board Diversity Proposal

This week, Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) submitted additional comments to the SEC regarding Nasdaq’s proposed rule on board diversity. Disability:IN Board Chair Chad Jerdee and AAPD Board Chair Ted Kennedy, Jr. wrote in part,

Disability:IN Strongly Condemns AAPI Hate and Violence

Disability:IN is committed to condemning all violence, bigotry, racism and xenophobia towards the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. We were deeply saddened by the events that took place in Atlanta on March 16th which resulted in the deaths

Helpful materials on the Disability Equality Index

Interested in participating in the Disability Equality Index, but would like more information? We’ve gathered the most useful resources in one spot to help you get started. In addition, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you’d have

Partner Spotlight: Voya Financial

Disability inclusion integral to Voya Financial’s advertising 2021 campaign extends Voya’s ongoing commitment and a timely conversation for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Voya’s brand advertising programs have consistently promoted diversity, equity and inclusion, reflecting the company’s customers and aligning with

Meet the 2021 NextGen Leaders

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2020 DOBE End of Year Report

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Who We Are
Disability:IN is the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. Our network of more than 250 corporations expands opportunities for people with disabilities across enterprises. Our organization and 25 affiliates raise a collective voice of positive

Letter to Nasdaq From AAPD & Disability:IN

February 17, 2021
Adena T. Friedman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nasdaq
151 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Re: SR#-NASDAQ-2020-081

Dear Ms. Friedman,

We write to you on behalf of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, two of the

Letter to Nasdaq From AAPD & Disability:IN

February 17, 2021
Adena T. Friedman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nasdaq
151 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Re: SR#-NASDAQ-2020-081

Dear Ms. Friedman,

We write to you on behalf of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, two of the nation’s leading disability

Nasdaq Urged to Widen Diversity Rules by Disability Activists

Activists are pushing Nasdaq Inc. to expand its proposed board-diversity rules to include people with disabilities.

The exchange operator’s planned regulations are currently too narrow and should be amended, Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities said in comment letters submitted

Spotlight on Mentoring: DragonFly Technology & Goldman Sachs

Kathleen Castore, Disability:INs Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant chats with Goldman Sachs and DragonFly Technology to ring in the New Year and discuss their mentoring experience to date. They have been paired since last June for the year-long 2020-2021 Disability:IN

2021 Board of Directors Updates

We are pleased to announce new board members and officers for 2021.

The Board elected the following new members:

Camille Chang Gilmore, Vice President Human Resources and Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Boston Scientific Corporation

Paula Kelley, Managing Director and Business Strategy & Initiative

2020 Year in Review

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To our entire community:
In a year when the world is facing so many challenges, Disability:IN is grateful for you.

Together, we recognized the impact of the 30th Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act by launching “Are You

Veteran Programs at 3M, McKesson, Qualcomm & the Walt Disney Company

Many of our partners have programs and initiatives that support veterans in the workplace. Explore a few companies that have implemented successful programs to help veterans and enhanced their inclusion efforts:

Military & Veterans at 3M
“Our Military Support Network provides active

2021 Nominations for Inclusion Awards Now Open!

2021 Inclusion Awards Recognizes Leaders in Disability Inclusion 
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 20th

The 2021 Disability:IN® Inclusion Award winners are recognized as visionary brands and individuals that are advancing disability inclusion. Disability:IN is pleased to recognize these award winners during the 2021

From T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert: Diversity Equals Innovation

By Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile

As National Disability Employment Awareness Month draws to a close, I want to talk about how important it is to acknowledge and celebrate — all year long — the countless contributions of America’s workers with

CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion

CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion

Understanding that we are all operating in an unprecedented environment with multiple, competing interests for the time and attention of the CEO, we are writing to you – from a CEO to CEO perspective – to

SDV-DOBE Spotlight: Black Box Safety, Inc.

BLACK BOX SAFETY, Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business. They specialize in the prevention of serious injuries in the workplace. They are also authorized by manufacturers to distribute safety equipment, such as eye, face, and head protection, as well as

Mandy Harvey Celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month

Mandy Harvey Celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month brings together artists with disabilities, Fortune 1000 companies and more to highlight the limitless talent and untapped potential of the 1B+ people with disabilities worldwide.

Watch on YouTube

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2021 NextGen Leader Applications Now Open!

Disability:IN NextGen Leaders have the opportunity to connect with leading brands across all industries. Students are matched one-on-one with mentors from Disability:IN Corporate Partners and network and interview with corporate partners.
Applications are now open for the 2021 cohort. LGBTQ+, Black,

Spotlight on Mentoring: Wandke Consulting & Takeda

Kathleen Castore, Disability:INs Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant congratulates Takeda and Wandke Consulting! They have completed the year-long 2019-2020 Disability:IN Supplier Diversity Mentoring Program. Today we spoke with Daman Wandke, Founder & CEO of our mentee Wandke Consulting, a certified

2021 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Engagement Expo

The 2021 Disability:IN Annual Conference & Engagement Expo will be held from July 12-15 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.Dates: July 12-15, 2021Location: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

2020 DEI Report now available

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2020 Disability:IN Conference Wrap-Up

The Disability:IN Annual Conference and Expo gets larger each year, and 2020 was no exception! We held our first ever virtual conference with over 3,000 attendees from nearly 20 countries!
Here are some key highlights about the conference:
175 speakers, including 3

2020 Inclusion Award Winners

Disability:IN is pleased to recognize the eleven recipients of the 2020 Inclusion Awards. Announced last night, during the virtual Disability:IN Conference, the eleven award recipients were invited to take the virtual stage and provide remarks. The Inclusion Award winners are

Important Conference Information – 2020 Registrants

Disability:IN is excited to welcome you to our first-ever Virtual Conference & Expo! We are expecting our largest turn-out yet, with over 3,000 registered attendees, from over 17 different countries.
Please review this information carefully as it will answer many frequently

Modernizing the Disability Equality Index – 2021 Updates

July 26, 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This historic milestone is taking place during a global COVID-19 pandemic which has further exposed inequality in our society.
The promise of the ADA

DOBE Spotlight: Cristaux International

Cristaux International designs and manufactures custom crystal and metal awards for outstanding organizations around the world. Ranging from recognition awards to event awards, they do it all! The best part? They are a certified DOBE, and they are designing our

NJIT Senior Alejandra Lopez-Diaz Lands Merck R&D Internship to Work on Vaccines

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Partner Spotlight: AT&T

At AT&T, our mission is to “inspire human progress through the power of communication and entertainment.” In their daily actions, AT&T employees demonstrate a real and consistent commitment to our values of living true and doing the right thing. The

Disability:IN & COVID-19

Disability:IN has compiled the following resources to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19.
COVID-19 Response: Industry-Specific Resources
The coronavirus and COVID-19 crisis impact the disability community in ways that are both universal and unique; this is also true across industries. Here

Disability:IN remains in solidarity with the Black community.

Disability:IN remains in solidarity with the Black community.
Racism, discrimination, and senseless acts of violence have no place in our society.
Black lives matter.

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DOBE Spotlight: Client Confidant

Client Confidant enables companies to uncover hard to get business intelligence in order to keep and grow their strategic relationships. Through methods such as qualitative, in-depth interviews, Client Confidant collects and distills findings into actionable feedback for its clients. As

Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day

At Disability:IN, we believe accessible technology is an essential aspect of diversity and inclusion and a lever for innovation. In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we are pleased to share accessibility-related resources and opportunities to learn.
We welcome business

Press Release: SBR & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Small Business Roundtable Hosted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a National  Discussion on Impacts of COVID-19 and American Small Business
Washington, D.C., May 5, 2020 – The Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, hosted a

COVID-19 Resources & Others Just Published

COVID-19
Disability:IN has compiled the following resources to support your disability inclusion work during COVID-19.
As we work together and learn during this unprecedented time, we are guided by two broad principles:
1. Designing and implementing responses to COVID-19 that are based on

2020 Career Connections: West & East Coast Events Postponed

The Disability:IN Team has been closely monitoring COVID-19 Coronavirus. Our team is staying informed of the latest updates from public health officials. As always, the health and safety of our community is the highest priority.
At this time, the 2020 Career Connections

Meet the 2020 NextGen Leaders

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2020 Career Connections Events (East Coast)

Focus:   Disability:IN Inclusion Works Companies are seeking early career and experienced candidates with disabilities in STEM, Finance, Business, Customer Service and Sales. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.
What’s considered a Disability? How do I know if

Steel Painters Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

PRESS RELEASE
2-28-20

 Industrial Painting Company Unlawfully Fired Worker Because of His Medically Prescribed Methadone, Federal Agency Charged

HOUSTON – Steel Painters, LLC, an industrial sandblasting and painting services company based in Beaumont, Texas, has agreed to pay monetary damages and furnish other

Snobear USA to Pay $20,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

PRESS RELEASE
2-27-20

 Female Welder Paid Less than Male Colleagues,  Federal Agency Charged

CHICAGO – Isanti, Minn., winter recreation vehicle manufacturer SnoBear USA, Inc. has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle an equal pay sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employ­ment

EEOC Sues Harley Dealership for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

PRESS RELEASE
2-27-20

 Glenview Dealership Created Sexually Hostile Work Environment for Business Manager And Then Fired Her for Complaining, Federal Agency Charges

CHICAGO – The owners/operators of Chicago Harley Davidson, in Glenview, Ill., violated federal law by fostering a sexually hostile work environment

Additional Hotel Options for the Disability:IN Annual Conference

For convenience, below is a list of nearby hotels as additional options for stays during the Disability:IN Annual Conference. The following properties are located within a few miles of the Grande Lakes property.  There are many other hotel options in the

Coffel Vending to Pay $22,000 to Settle EEOC Race Hiring Suit

PRESS RELEASE
2-25-20

Relief Obtained for Black Applicant Denied Vending Servicer Job Because of Race

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A northern Indiana vending and coffee service provider will pay $22,000 and other significant relief to resolve a race discrimination lawsuit filed last year

Meet our Team: Philip DeVliegher

Involved with our Supplier Diversity program since its inception in 2010, Philip DeVliegher has had a hand in developing the program strategy and execution. In January 2020, Philip became the Vice President of Supplier Diversity. Learn more about Philip and

M&M Limousine to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

PRESS RELEASE
2-20-20

Des Plaines Limousine Service Refused to Hire Applicant Because He Is Deaf, Federal Agency Charged

CHICAGO – Des Plaines, Ill.-based M&M Limousine Service will pay a deaf job applicant $30,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S.

2020 Career Connections Events (West Coast)

Focus:   Disability:IN Inclusion Works Companies are seeking early career and experienced candidates with disabilities in STEM, Finance, Business, Customer Service and Sales. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.
Submit Interest Form by: April 1st, 2020
What’s considered a

Local mentoring opportunities available with Disability:IN Minnesota

Disability:IN Minnesota is an affiliate of Disability:IN and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes best employment practices and enhances competitive employment opportunities for skilled candidates with disabilities. As a Disability:IN affiliate, the organization offers business members resources for recruiting candidates with

OFCCP Will Not Use EEO-1 Component 2 Data In Audits

On November 22, 2019, OFCCP announced it will not “request, accept, or use” EEO-1 Component 2 pay and hours worked data from government contractors in connection with audits (or otherwise).
OFCCP explained that it will not request or use the data

The Journey Towards Investing in Inclusion – 2019 DEI Milestones Timeline

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2019 Year in Review

To our corporate partners, board members, Affiliates, disability-owned businesses, NextGen Leaders, friends, and allies:
2019 has been an incredible year and we have all of you to thank!
We are gaining momentum to help improve the unacceptable low labor force participation rate.

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