Community Benefit

Hiring and Training Handicapped Workers

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Question: Our facility hires and trains persons who are developmentally disabled to work in our kitchen and housekeeping departments. Should this be reported as community benefit?

Recommendation: We recommend not reporting this as community benefit because the guidelines for community benefit specifically advise not reporting the training or education of the organization's employees. If the persons were trained and referred to other work settings in the community, it could be reported as community building.

(April 2011)