Louisiana state government serves as a model employer related to the employment of individuals with disabilities. State As a Model Employer (or SAME) was codified into state law, effective 5/25/2022, by Act 103 of the 2022 Regular Session and applies to all executive branch state agencies. La. R.S. 46:2597 specifically requires each executive branch state agency to:
- Implement and maintain a Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form for all agency employees for purposes of effective data collection and analysis as to the disability status of its workforce; and,
- Prepare and submit a SAME Agency Plan by December 1st of each year that includes the strategies and goals for the upcoming year, and the progress and outcomes for the current year, related to employment of individuals with disabilities.
- Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (*)
- State As a Model Employer (SAME) Agency Plan (*)
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