Leidos recognized as top employer for workers with disabilities for the third consecutive year
For the third year in a row, Leidos is recognized as one of the ‘Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion’ by Disability:IN, a leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide. The company achieved a top score of 100 on the 2023 Disability Equality Index® (DEI), which recognizes employers for creating equitable and accessible opportunities for all potential employees.
The DEI, facilitated by leading non-profits Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, is a comprehensive benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions that they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality.
“We’re incredibly proud to be recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion. This honor is a testament to our culture that attracts the best talent, values differing abilities, and encourages diverse perspectives,” said Leidos Chief Human Resources Officer Maureen Waterston. “We fully embrace our employees with disabilities and celebrate their many contributions to our global organization.”
In addition to this distinction, Leidos was also recently recognized as a 2023 Top 50 Employer by readers of Careers & The DisABLED Magazine and was named a Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability.
Driving Change: Allies and Action for Accessibility and Abilities Employee Resource Group
Three years ago, Leidos launched the Allies and Action for Accessibility and Abilities (A4) Employee Resource Group (ERG) to promote disability inclusion.
A4 ERG members from across the company are committed to creating a culture that welcomes and retains people with differing abilities, raising awareness and understanding of issues important to the disability community, improving digital and physical accessibility, and advancing inclusion for existing employees with disabilities and allies. Disability awareness, reasonable accommodations, and l accessibility initiatives are an important part of advancing equity and inclusion.