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CONTRACTOR FEEDBACK ON 503/VEVRAA GOOD FAITH EFFORTS - ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY

December 01, 2014

Recent contractor feedback related to Good Faith Efforts (GFE) toward individuals with disabilities and veterans suggests that the process of engaging in, tracking, and evaluating such efforts varies depending on the size of the contractor and/or...

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NEW SCHEDULING LETTER: SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES TO 503/VEVRAA SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

October 01, 2014

The new OFCCP scheduling letter and itemized listing have officially been released at reginfo.gov, and are effective immediately (starting October 1, 2014).  As previously mentioned by DCI, there were substantial changes to the scheduling letter...

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Regulatory Summary Affecting Federal Contractors

September 17, 2014

OFCCP had an extremely busy year in 2013 with the release of Directive 307 in February and the updated Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM) in August. The agency also published the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA  regulations on September 24,...

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REQUEST FOR COMMENT: RECORD KEEPING RENEWAL FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS

September 16, 2014

OFCCP is seeking public comments on its proposed information collection request (ICR) to renew recordkeeping and reporting requirements for construction contractors. The ICR was published in the Federal Register on September 2nd.  

This proposal...

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PROPOSED REVISIONS TO REQUIRED DISABILITY SELF-ID FORMS: NEW LANGUAGES AND DROP-DOWN RESPONSE

September 10, 2014

On September 8, 2014, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received a submission from OFCCP seeking approval to implement two non-material changes to the Voluntary Self-Identification...

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503/VEVRAA GOOD FAITH EFFORTS CONTRACTOR SURVEY

August 26, 2014

In light of recent regulatory updates, many contractors have asked for best practices regarding the implementation and tracking efforts to meet the Section 503/VEVRAA compliance obligations.  DCI created the survey below to help assess best...

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OFCCP'S NEW FAQS: DISABILITY UTILIZATION GOALS GONE WILDER

July 08, 2014

During a recent release of the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA FAQs on the OFCCP website, the agency outlined their interpretation of how non-responses to the invitation to self-identify as an individual with a disability should be treated in an...

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NEW VEVRAA FAQS: CAN EMPLOYERS OVERRIDE PROTECTED-VETERAN STATUS POST-OFFER?

July 07, 2014

Among the new FAQs released on June 18, 2014, OFCCP responded to the following contractor question:

“If an individual self-identifies as a protected veteran at the pre-offer stage of the application process, but does not self-identify again at the...

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ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH: WHAT IS A HIRING BENCHMARK?

July 02, 2014

OFCCP recently released a series of new FAQs relating to the revised 503 and VEVRAA regulations.  This blog will address the FAQ addressing the definition of “hires” to be used when assessing compliance with the hiring benchmark under VEVRAA.  In...

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PREFERENTIAL HIRING BASED ON DISABILITY STATUS MAY BE A RISKY MOVE

June 27, 2014

On June 18, OFCCP updated the FAQs for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503). One notable addition pertains to preferential hiring of individuals with disabilities:

Under the new regulations, must a contractor hire an individual with a...

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NEW VEVRAA AND SECTION 503 FAQS: JOBS FILLED

June 25, 2014

The Department of Labor’s OFCCP released six new FAQs covering portions of the VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations.  This blog addresses the new guidance for determining the number of "jobs filled" for an affirmative action plan. As a reminder, jobs...

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DCI ANNOUNCES "WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS" TO BEGIN JULY 9

June 23, 2014

DCI is gearing up to host a series of complimentary webinars to provide the federal contractor community with the most up-to-date guidance and tips for ensuring EEO compliance. Beginning July 9 through November, register for our Webinar Wednesdays...

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