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OFCCP Adds New Resources to Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory

Last month, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) created the Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory.  The goal of the Directory is to assist contractors in locating community and other resources for recruiting veterans and individuals with disabilities.  The Directory contains a non-exhaustive list of groups and organizations that are available to provide … Continue Reading

OFCCP Updates FAQs On Section 503 And Veterans’ Regulations

OFCCP recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules.  The most recent FAQs address questions regarding the availability of the “EEO is the Law” poster, the ability to use human resource information systems as the … Continue Reading

District Court Rejects Challenge to Section 503 Final Rule

On Friday, March 21, 2014, Federal District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled in favor of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ (“OFCCP”) recent rule implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, denying a challenge by the Associated Builders and Contractors trade organization (“ABC”).  As a result, OFCCP’s Rule—“Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and … Continue Reading

OFCCP Updates Website With Resources For Section 503 Compliance

OFCCP recently updated its website with additional information for contractors to assist with their compliance with the final rule issued under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.  The information addresses recruiting individuals with disabilities, encouraging self-disclosure of disabilities, and information about assistive technology.  OFCCP also recently updated other parts of its website as discussed in … Continue Reading

OFCCP Updates FAQs On Section 503 And Veterans’ Regulations

OFCCP recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules.  The FAQs address a range of questions that have arisen since the OFCCP first announced the final rules in August 2013.  Most of the new requirements … Continue Reading

OMB Approves Section 503 Voluntary Self-Identification Form

On January 22, 2014, after several months of review, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) finally approved the voluntary self-identification form required by the Section 503 Final Rule that becomes effective on March 24, 2014. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (“OFCCP”) designed the self-identification form to alleviate contractor concerns that collecting disability … Continue Reading

OFCCP Publishes FAQs Addressing Implementation of the New VEVRAA and Section 503 Final Rules

On December 17, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published additional Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules. As discussed in prior Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update posts on August 27, … Continue Reading

OFCCP Rules Published in Federal Register with Effective Date of March 24, 2014

Today, the OFCCP’s new regulations interpreting Section 503 and VEVRAA were published in the Federal Register.  The rules can be found here and here.  Publication in the Federal Register sets the effective date for the rules as March 24, 2014.  As previously discussed, contractors should start planning the implementation of the compliance requirements imposed by … Continue Reading

OFCCP Issues Final Rules on Affirmative Action Obligations for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) today released its final rules implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding individuals with disabilities.  The rules bring about significant changes for the obligations of federal contractors to take affirmative action regarding veterans and individuals with disabilities.… Continue Reading
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