The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two final rules to improve hiring and employment of veterans and people with disabilities.
In a recent post, we highlighted some of the problems that may be encountered with collecting and analyzing the disability status of employees. In particular, there are data collection problems with relying upon a voluntary self-identification method and allowing an option to not self-identify. The post was concerned with the different disability utilization percentages that could be calculated, depending on how the individuals who do not self-identify are treated in the analysis. We thought further elaboration on the topic of survey completion percentages was warranted, as there is substantial academic research on the topic. For those interested in the specifics of the research that has been done, refer to our briefRead More