Companies doing business with the federal government, including Norfolk Southern, now are required to collect data and report on the number of military veterans and people with disabilities in their workforces.
As a result, NS is asking all employees to confidentially update their personal information on the Employee Resource Center. On the ERC, employees are able to self-identify as a veteran or as having a disability.
“Norfolk Southern is committed to workplace diversity and to providing equal employment opportunities. That includes hiring and promoting qualified veterans and people with disabilities,” said Ricky Morris, manager EEO. “Information that employees provide under the new requirement will be kept confidential and used only to benchmark employment goals. Employees are not being asked to disclose specific disabilities or other sensitive information.”
The government’s new EEO reporting requirement was implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. NS falls under the requirement because the company provides transportation services to the federal government. Most of NS’ government business involves transport of U.S. military equipment and supplies.
Employees who have questions about updating their personal information on the
ERC can call the HR Help Desk at 1-800-267-3313.