Inclusive Hiring and Employment

Self Evaluation Work Plan

Description

This section addresses accessibility and reasonable accommodation throughout the employment life cycle.

Recommendations

Consider taking actions to consistently and affirmatively recruit disabled people for available positions.
Ensure that all job listings are accessible to disabled people (see above, information on accessible digital communications).
Ensure that your unit's job listings consistently contain a statement of non-discrimination against disabled persons. 
 Ensure that your unit consistently offers candidates for employment the opportunity to request reasonable accommodation for interviewing. 
Ensure that your unit’s interview panel members are trained regarding disability awareness and appropriate interactions with people with disabilities.
Affirm with all responsible decision-makers that the decision to hire is always based upon which candidate is best qualified to perform the essential functions of the job - with or without reasonable accommodations.
Offer employees an opportunity to self-identify as disabled, e.g. through a confidential workplace survey. 
Develop practices to ensure that all employee events (e.g. retreats, holiday parties, group trainings), are fully accessible. 
Familiarize all employees with the UC Berkeley PPSM-81 Reasonable Accommodations and be sure that any pertinent employees are aware of how to implement this policy, if needed (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4010420/PPSM-81). 
Offer training on accessibility best practices and/or campus disability policies and procedures to employees. 
Develop practices to ensure that any reasonable modifications used to create access in the workplace are approved before they are put in place, and then implemented appropriately. Document this work. Ensure employees are aware that Disability Management Services is available to provide consultation.

Training

Leads should take the training themselves, then assign it to those employees in their unit for whom they believe it is relevant. Assigning to all employees is recommended. Any processes, procedures or protocols recommended for development in the training should be created. 

Inclusive Hiring & Employment Training

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