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  37.980.  State employees with disabilities, annual report on participation in workforce, contents. — 1.  The office of administration shall submit a report to the general assembly before December thirty-first of each year, beginning in 2023, describing the progress made by the state with respect to the directives issued as part of the "Missouri as a Model Employer" initiative described in Executive Order 19-16.

  2.  The report shall include, but not be limited to, the data described in the following subdivisions, which shall be collected through voluntary self-disclosure.  To the extent possible, for each subdivision, the report shall include general data for all relevant employees, in addition to data comparing the employees of each agency within the state workforce:

  (1)  The baseline number of employees in the state workforce who disclosed disabilities when the initiative began;

  (2)  The number of employees in the state workforce who disclose disabilities at the time of the compiling of the annual report and statistics providing the size and the percentage of any increase or decrease in such numbers since the initiative began and since the compilation of any previous annual report;

  (3)  The baseline percentage of employees in the state workforce who disclosed disabilities when the initiative began;

  (4)  The percentage of employees in the state workforce who disclose disabilities at the time of the compiling of the annual report and statistics providing the size of any increase or decrease in such percentage since the initiative began and since the compilation of any previous annual report;

  (5)  A description and analysis of any disparity that may exist from the time the initiative began and the time of the compiling of the annual reports, and of any disparity that may exist from the time of the most recent previous annual report, if any, and the time of the current annual report, between the percentage of individuals in the state of working age who disclose disabilities and the percentage of individuals in the state workforce who disclose or have disabilities; and

  (6)  A description and analysis of any pay differential that may exist in the state workforce between individuals who disclose disabilities and individuals who do not disclose disabilities.

  3.  The report shall also include descriptions of specific efforts made by state agencies to recruit, hire, advance, and retain individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, individuals with the most significant disabilities, as defined in 5 CSR 20-500.160.  Such descriptions shall include, but not be limited to, best, promising, and emerging practices related to:

  (1)  Setting annual goals;

  (2)  Analyzing barriers to recruiting, hiring, advancing, and retaining individuals with disabilities;

  (3)  Establishing and maintaining contacts with entities and organizations that specialize in providing education, training, or assistance to individuals with disabilities in securing employment;

  (4)  Using internships, apprenticeships, and job shadowing;

  (5)  Using supported employment, individual placement with support services, customized employment, telework, mentoring and management training, stay-at-work and return-to-work programs, and exit interviews;

  (6)  Adopting, posting, and making available to all job applicants and employees reasonable accommodation procedures in written and accessible formats;

  (7)  Providing periodic disability awareness training to employees to build and sustain a culture of inclusion in the workplace, including rights to reasonable accommodation in the workplace;

  (8)  Providing periodic training to human resources and hiring managers in disability rights, hiring, and workplace policies designed to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce; and

  (9)  Making web-based hiring portals accessible to and usable by applicants with disabilities.

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(L. 2023 S.B. 45 & 90 merged with S.B. 106)


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