Leidos named a Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability
At the recent Annual Forum held by the National Organization on Disability (NOD), Leidos was honored as a 2021 NOD Leading Disability Employer. Leidos joins 66 other leading organizations recognized by the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal (LDE Seal) for its commitment toward building an inclusive workforce by adopting exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This is the first time Leidos has received this recognition.
“We are honored to receive this recognition and remain dedicated toward building, and sustaining a culture that fosters an inclusive workforce,” said Tashi Carper, Leidos’ director of Inclusion and Diversity. “Leidos is committed to creating rich opportunities for this talented segment of our workforce and for future employees with unique abilities.”
The LDE Seal is given to companies demonstrating positive outcomes in recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities in their workforces. Determined by self-reported data, the effort provides a tool to truly evaluate disability and inclusion policies and practices. Leidos was recognized for its accessibility policies and programs, and the efforts of its Allies and Action for Accessibility and Abilities (A4) employee resource group (ERG), which was launched in 2020, to raise awareness and educate, form allies, and advocate across the business and beyond.
“Congratulations to all the 2021 Leading Disability Employers for creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that allows people with disabilities to be successful,” said NOD President Carol Glazer. “NOD’s mission is to ensure that no ability is wasted, that all Americans, including those of us with disabilities, have an opportunity for enterprise, achievement, and earnings and that corporate America knows how to put our talents to work. These winning organizations have stepped up and are doing just that. We want to applaud their leadership and thank them for their commitment to hiring and retaining people with disabilities.”
This recognition follows other honors received earlier this year including, being named a Top 50 Employer for People with Disabilities by CAREERS & the disABLED magazine, a ranking on Forbes list of America's Best Employers for Diversity and receiving a top score of 100 on the 2021 Disability Equality Index® (DEI),
The full list of 2021 NOD Leading Disability Employers are available at www.nod.org/seal.