In accordance with the revised Section 503 regulations, Federal contractors are now collecting voluntary self-identifications of disability status from employees and applicants and including these figures in their affirmative action plans. This information is voluntary, so contractors may not compel employees or applicants to complete and turn in the form. Therefore, 100% participation of employees or applicants in the voluntary invitation is not likely.
Given this, DCI clients have raised concerns about low participation rates in this voluntary invitation and the impact that this will have on the disability goals and other analytics. Therefore, we have put together a short survey for Federal contractors to share their self-identification participation rates to establish an industry benchmark for contractor awareness. Your participation in this survey is strongly encouraged. All information gathered from this survey will be kept anonymous, and results will be shared only in the aggregate.
Please answer these questions as they relate to the entire company and not individual establishments:
By Bryce Hansell, HR Analyst; Keli Wilson, Senior Consultant; and Dave Cohen, President, DCI Consulting Group