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Employees with Disabilities:
A Different Point of View

Like any organization of our size, Mayo Clinic has many team members with apparent and non-apparent disabilities. You bring unique insight into the experiences of so many patients, colleagues and members of our community. At Mayo Clinic, our diverse workforce encompasses more viewpoints, thoughts and ideas to help solve the many challenges of today's health care environment. Resources like the Disability MERG are here to help you make the transition to a life-changing career.

Through a variety of partnerships and outreach efforts, we are always seeking qualified talent to help serve our patients. For you, Mayo Clinic offers an opportunity to make an impact—personally, professionally, and in the world we all share.

Mayo Clinic named as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion”

This is the seventh year Mayo Clinic received a top score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) thus recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” In 2023, 485 corporations, including 71 Fortune 100, 207 Fortune 500, and 249 Fortune 1000 utilized the DEI to benchmark their disability inclusion efforts. The DEI measured areas such as culture and leadership, enterprise-wide accessibility, employment practices, community engagement and supplier diversity. 



Resources 

Disability MERG

The Disability Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) seeks to improve inclusiveness and participation of those who belong to, identify with, or are interested in advocating for the disability community. Through hosted events Disability MERG, strives to improve the work environment and patient experience for people with apparent and non-apparent disabilities. 

Workplace Accommodations 

All employees need the right tools to effectively perform their job tasks. Mayo Clinic is committed to meeting employees’ reasonable accommodation needs or work environments that help employees perform the essential functions of the job in a safe manner. Mayo Clinic staff with expertise in medical and vocational management of disability, is fully compliant with state and federal disability legislation including Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Act. Minnesota Human Rights Act, and workers’ compensation statues. 

Our Stories

Hear Mayo Clinic employees share their stories about living with a disability and finding joy and support at work.  

On the joys and challenges of living with a disability.

In this episode of "Mayo Clinic Employee Experiences," you will hear Barbara, an administrative assistant, and Ena, a certified clinical research coordinator, discuss their experience living with a disability.

On being neurodiverse and finding your potential

In this episode of "Mayo Clinic Employee Experiences," you'll hear from Georjina and Francie as they share the challenges and triumphs they've experienced as people who are neurodiverse. Georjina, a previous intern of Project SEARCH who has a mild cognitive delay, now works in Comparative Medicine with colleague Francie who has autism. They discuss their journey to becoming Mayo Clinic staff and their support for one another.



Partnerships 

We’re proud to work with some excellent organizations to promote inclusion and accessibility, both at Mayo Clinic and in our communities.

MaxAbility Taskforce

MaxAbility Taskforce is a dynamic, volunteer collaboration of local professionals with a broad range of experience in disability hiring in Southeast Minnesota. They focus on providing personal assistance to others in the region looking to develop productive, disability-inclusive workplace cultures. 

Disability:IN MN 

Mayo Clinic is a member of Disability:IN Minnesota whose mission is to promote best employment practices and enhance employment opportunities for skilled candidates with disabilities.  

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is a one-year, school-to-work transition program that happens entirely in the workplace. Total workplace immersion creates a seamless blend of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through worksite rotations.

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Equal opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learn more about "EEO is the Law." Mayo Clinic participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Reasonable accommodations

Mayo Clinic provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities to increase opportunities and eliminate barriers to employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process; to access job postings, to apply for a job, for a job interview, for pre-employment testing, or with the onboarding process, please contact HR Connect at 507-266-0440 or  888-266-0440.

Job offers

Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post offer placement assessment including a urine drug screen, immunization review and tuberculin (TB) skin testing, if applicable.

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