Fannie Mae Named a 'Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion' by 2021 Disability Equality Index
"We're honored to again be included on the 2021 Disability Equality Index and named a best place to work for disability inclusion," said Kenneth Imo, Vice President,
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- Supporting employee resource groups (ERG), such as In-Visible Inclusion, which provide awareness and resources for
Fannie Maeemployees. The In-Visible Inclusion ERG hosts educational sessions, such as Americans with Disability 101 and American Sign Language workshops; panel discussions on inclusivity topics; employee benefits overviews; annual events for National Disability Employment Awareness Month; and the Caregivers Circle, a series of quarterly safe-space conversations focused on the challenges and rewards of caring for others. The In-Visible Inclusion ERG also contributes to the development of accessible Fannie Maecontent for internal and external audiences.
- Partnering with external disability inclusion organizations, including Getting Hired, an organization dedicated to helping inclusive employers connect with and expand
Fannie Mae'srecruitment of professional individuals and veterans with disabilities; and Disability:IN, the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion, which facilitates best and evolving practices among a network of 270 corporations worldwide.
- Embracing practices and technologies intended to promote accessibility, including dedicated resource pages where employees can easily access information about
Fannie Mae'sworkplace accommodations, technology accessibility, and productivity features. Fannie Maealso hosts accessibility labs to introduce employees to technology features that promote accessibility.
- Inviting employees to join Courageous Conversations, safe space sessions where participants engage in candid dialogue on sensitive topics.
- Providing a robust menu of tools, training, and resources intended to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness.
- Introducing a campaign for
Fannie Maeemployees to voluntarily self-identify as a person with a disability to help the company better fulfill its commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce.
The 2021 Disability Equality Index measured: culture and leadership; enterprise-wide access; employment practices, including benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention and advancement, and accommodations; community engagement; and supplier diversity. Following the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Disability Equality Index was modernized to add new, non-weighted questions about innovative technology to advance digital and remote accessibility; mental wellness benefits; services for deaf and hard-of-hearing employees; and flexible work options.
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