October 9, 2019

Leading employer of people with disabilities for 3rd year

The National Organization on Disability recognizes Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to hire and support individuals with disabilities.

Kaiser Permanente was recognized for the third consecutive year by the National Organization on Disability as a 2019 Leading Disability Employer. This honor recognizes Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to strengthen its workforce by providing support to individuals with disabilities. Organizations are recognized collectively — not ranked individually — based on results from the National Organization on Disability’s disability and veteran inclusion benchmarking survey.

“We’re honored to be recognized once again for our ongoing efforts to bring more people of all abilities into our workforce, and to make sure all Kaiser Permanente employees feel included, valued, and supported,” said Marcus A. Williams, Kaiser Permanente’s military and individuals-with-disabilities talent strategy programs leader.

KPability, Kaiser Permanente’s business resource group for employees with disabilities and their advocates, plays a key role in increasing employee engagement and satisfaction. With over 800 members, KPability gives employees with disabilities a platform and voice for positive change within the disability community and provides support through networking, professional development, and volunteer opportunities.

“This recognition from the National Organization on Disability reflects the inclusive environment we aspire to achieve for all employees at Kaiser Permanente,” said Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief equity, inclusion, and diversity officer. “We are committed to recognizing and appreciating the unique abilities and contributions every person brings to our workforce and community.”

In addition to this National Organization on Disability recognition, Kaiser Permanente was recently honored for the third consecutive year by the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN with a top score on 2019 Disability Equality Index and named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.