A World of Benefits Await.

Controlling costs, managing lost work time, juggling federal, state, and local regulations — these are just a few of the complex issues you and your team of absence professionals manage on a daily basis. DMEC is here to offer your organization the support, education, and resources you need to tackle these tough issues and build an integrated absence management program.

DMEC membership can help your organization:

  • Increase employee productivity
  • Minimize lost work time
  • Decrease the cost of absence and disability
  • Ensure regulatory compliance
  • Decrease the risk of litigation

Watch our new DMEC 2024 Membership Benefits video to learn about top-rated member benefits.

What Does DMEC Membership Offer Your Organization?

When you join DMEC, the benefits of membership will be extended to your entire organization. All company employees will be eligible to register as a DMEC member and receive access to our trusted tools, resources, and networking opportunities.

DMEC Conferences & WebinarsConferences

The DMEC FMLA/ADA Employer Compliance Conference and the DMEC Annual Conference offer dynamic face-to-face networking, actionable ideas, practical advice, and proven strategies to help you address your toughest integrated absence management and compliance challenges. DMEC members receive discounted registration for both events.


We offer 30+ free webinars per year through our Virtual Education Forum, Tools & Tactics, and Regional Compliance Update series. You’ll get first-hand experience in developing and running a successful absence management program, cutting-edge solutions to your most pressing challenges, and a chance to earn CEUs right from your own desk.

Career Growth
DMEC Networking

Take the next step in your professional journey and obtain the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) designation or earn a digital badge and certificate of completion through our microcredential courses. DMEC members receive discounted registration.


As a DMEC member, you will be connected with over 20,000 absence and disability management professionals from many of the most respected and innovative companies in the U.S. and Canada. Connect and collaborate with your industry peers through DMECommunities, online networking groups where you can seek feedback, share resources, and ask/answer questions.

Career Center

You’ll have a chance to take your career to the next level or find the right employee for your open position through the DMEC Career Center.

DMEC Resources@Work magazine

Published six times a year, @Work magazine features timely industry and association news, case studies, and topical information that you can put into practice immediately.

Legislative Resources

DMEC helps you keep an eye on changing local, state, and federal regulations through the Legislative Updates blog and let’s you track and evaluate state and local leave laws through our interactive tool.

Sample Templates & Forms

DMEC offers sample checklists, policies, letters, templates, guides, and more to help you effectively manage your absence management programs. The samples are intended to help you enhance your programs and manage your compliance efforts.

Surveys & Benchmarking Reports

DMEC recently launched two  interactive, self-service benchmarking dashboards to support your absence plan design and practices needs.

Available exclusively to members, DMEC publishes a series of surveys and white papers each year to assist you in making important business decisions on topics such as leave management practices, mental health, paid leave, and much more. Reference benchmarking reports to help inform your organization’s plan design approach for workers’ compensation, short-term disability, long-term disability, time off, and other company programs.

Vendor Resource Directory

We understand how daunting the absence management product and service selection process can be. The DMEC Vendor Resource Directory is available only to DMEC members and serves as a starting point for employers.

Save money on DMEC resourcesDiscounts & Savings

As a DMEC member, you’ll have access to a variety of discounts and savings, including free webinars, discounted conference, certification, and training fees, discounts on DMEC Career Center job postings, and more.



Join Today

Get the support your organization needs to strategically develop and maintain your integrated absence management program. We’re sure we have a membership type that fits your company.