OFCCP oversees Federal contractors compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). With the new administration and new director of OFCCP, Patricia Shiu, comes renewed focus on the recruitment of individuals with a disability and covered veterans. The pressure is on for federal contractors to show more proof of good faith efforts made towards the outreach and recruitment of individuals with a disability and covered veterans.
To address this increased interest to requirements that have been around for some time, DCI Consulting wanted to provide some useful information and websites on recruiting practices. For those companies trying to increase outreach for individuals with a disability, the following free service may be beneficial: http://www.askearn.org/topics/recruitment-hiring/workforce-recruitment-program-wrp/. This website provides several resources that will help companies improve the selection and retention process for individuals with a disability.
Additionally, there is a referral service provided by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) called the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) that assists employers in outreach efforts to locate qualified individuals with a disability. More information on this service can be found at the following website: https://www.dol.gov/odep/.
by Keli Wilson, Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting Group