Voluntary Self-Identification

Voluntary Self Identification of Disability

Recent changes to federal law require that Harvard University invite each of its Faculty and Staff to complete and return a "Voluntary Self Identification of Disability" questionnaire.  The questionnaire has been prepared by the federal government, and we are required to send this invitation during the first year the new law goes into effect.  Each employee should have received the email invitation from the Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity & Equity in October. 

 In conjunction with the Department of Labor’s celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the agency has posted a short video entitled Disability Inclusion Starts With You. This public-service video encourages applicants and employees with disabilities to voluntarily self-identify by explaining the key role that self-identification plays in measuring contractors’ progress toward achieving equal employment opportunity for people with disabilities.

 Please view the Frequently Asked Questions here:

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