The Department of Labor has created a web page devoted to providing employers, employees, policymakers and researchers with information on workplace flexibility. The Worksite Flexibility Toolkit, launched to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, currently contains links to 172 resources, which will be updated and augmented as needed. Visitors may access information on pending legislation, case studies, fact and tip sheets, frequently asked questions, issue briefs, reports, journal and news articles, slides, websites, and other resources designed to educate both employers and employees on various legal and logistical aspects of providing/taking advantage of workplace flexibility. These links are categorized by the type of resource, target audience, and form of workplace flexibility provided.
In a press release, Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy, said: “Workplace flexibility is a universal strategy that promotes an inclusive workforce and levels the playing field for people with disabilities. . . . These resources and unique approach will help all workers with complex employment situations become more productive.”