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VETS ISSUES NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

March 17, 2014

The Veteran’s Employment and Training Service (VETS) recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the reporting requirements under VEVRAA, currently known as the VETS-100 and VETS-100A reports.

 

The most significant change is the...

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NEW OFCCP DISABILITY AND VETERAN REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE IN TWO WEEKS!

March 11, 2014

As previously featured on this blog, OFCCP published the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations on September 24, 2013. The effective date for all contractors to comply with subparts A, B, D, and E is 180 days from the date they were published,...

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¿COMO SE DICE: DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM?

March 04, 2014

We have written about the positive changes made to improve the final OFCCP mandated disability self-identification form. The form is now available on the OFCCP website. The next logical question is will the OFCCP provide the form in additional...

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LISTING VS. POSTING QUALIFIED JOB OPENINGS: WHAT IS ACTUALLY REQUIRED OF CONTRACTORS?

March 04, 2014

There seems to be an ongoing misconception that federal contractors are required to post qualified job openings with the nearest State Employment Service office. The misconception arises from an affirmative action obligation that is required under...

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DISABILITY UTILIZATION GOALS GONE WILD

March 04, 2014

Beginning March 24, 2014, federal contractors will be required to collect disability information from their workforce on an annual basis and use those data to conduct disability utilization analyses. Under the new Section 503 regulations, each...

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AMBIGUITY REMAINS IN 503/VEVRAA DATA COLLECTION ANALYSIS REQUIREMENTS

March 04, 2014

The revised affirmative action regulations relating to protected veterans (VEVRAA) and individuals with disabilities (Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act) take effect in less than a month. In spite of efforts made by the OFCCP to lessen the...

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ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE 101: WHO’S THE BOSS?

March 03, 2014

During a recent audit experience, a compliance officer insisted that the workforce analysis was incorrect because a supervisor (including name) was not listed for each department. We thought it would be a great time to provide a quick refresher...

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OFCCP’S VERSION OF ITEM 11 COMPENSATION

February 11, 2014

Since OFCCP’s compensation Directive 307, federal contractors are experiencing more intense scrutiny of their compensation systems during OFCCP compliance reviews. A recent trend among compliance officers across regions is to ask contractors to...

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4 MONTHS LATER... SO WHAT EXACTLY IS A HIRING BENCHMARK?

February 11, 2014
A little over four months ago, we asked the question, “ Exactly what is a hiring benchmark”? In that blog, we reviewed the VEVRAA regulatory language, the preamble to the regulation, and the OFCCP FAQ explaining the difference between the benchmark...
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NEW OFCCP REGULATIONS GOING LIVE: ARE YOU READY?

February 11, 2014

As previously featured on this blog, the Department of Labor’s OFCCP published the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations on September 24, 2013. The effective date for all contractors to comply with subparts A, B, D, and E is 180 days from the...

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THE NEW AND IMPROVED DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM: WHAT’S CHANGED?

January 29, 2014
Last week, we announced that the disability self-identification form had been approved by OMB, but was not yet available on the OFCCP website. This week, the form is up on the OFCCP website.

Now that everyone has had a chance to get a look at the...

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TWO-MONTH REMINDER: GETTING COMPLIANT WITH THE NEW OFCCP REGULATIONS

January 28, 2014

The new OFCCP regulations addressing affirmative action obligations for protected veterans (VEVRAA) and individuals with disabilities (Section 503) were published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2013 and will become effective in two months,...

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