Shortly after submitting the 4212 regulations, the OFCCP has submitted the 503 regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today in final form. OMB has at least 60 days to review the regulations. This does not mean the regulations are final and in place ---- OMB can now either approve or reject in entirety. Stay tuned to this blog for more information.
Title: Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Individuals with Disabilities
Abstract: This rulemaking would amend 41 CFR part 60-741, the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of section 503. This rulemaking would strengthen the affirmative action requirements for Federal contractors and subcontractors. The rule would amend the regulations to require that Federal contractors and subcontractors increase conduct more substantive analyses of recruitment and placement actions taken under section 503. The rule would also increase the contractor's data collection obligations, make revisions to recordkeeping requirements, and establish a utilization goal to assist in measuring the effectiveness of the contractor's affirmative action efforts. In addition, the rule will incorporate changes to the nondiscrimination provisions necessitated by the passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
by David Cohen, President, DCI Consulting Group