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Take the Cornell University Survey on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

September 7, 2017
Source: Cornell University

Please complete this important survey, What Works? Implementing Section 503, at

WHO should complete this survey? Representatives of organizations that are federal contractors, specifically human resources, compliance, or legal professionals who know about their organization's efforts to implement the recent regulations for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.

WHAT is asked in this survey? Participants will be asked to anonymously provide some information about their organization.

  • Affirmative action goals/targets related to employing individuals with disabilities
  • Use of the Voluntary Self-Identification Form to collect disability status information
  • Practices that are working and challenges that remain to implementing Section 503
  • Characteristics of you and your organization

This Information will be compiled into an aggregated report, and organization names or individual information will NOT be shared.

WHEN does this survey take place? The survey will be open from September 7 to 29, 2017. It should take approximately 15 minutes or less complete the survey.

WHY should I participate? The results will inform the design of tools, resources, and other assistance to support contractors in complying with Section 503. PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS:
FINAL REPORT on study findings.
ACCESS TO BENCHMARKABILITY, Cornell's online benchmarking tool on workplace disability inclusion.
FREE ONLINE COURSES ELIGIBLE FOR SIX HRCI CREDITS! A set of six one-hour online courses on workplace disability inclusion, designed by Cornell University, will be available for a limited time.


For questions about disability employment practices and policies or to learn more about customized training and consultation contact us:

BenchmarkABILITY distills the results of our Employer Practices Rehabilitation Research and Training Center's work into a user-friendly site that focuses on leading practices to promote disability inclusion in the workplace. Six short surveys can be taken at your own pace on the following topics: Recruitment & Hiring, Career Development & Retention, Accessibility & Accommodation, Diversity & Inclusion, Compensation & Benefits, and Metrics & Analytics.

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