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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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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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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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OFCCP’S REGULATORY AGENDA: WHAT WILL 2014 BRING?

January 28, 2014

[Editor's note: This blog entry was originally posted on December 17, 2013.]

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) semiannual regulatory agenda was released on November 26, 2013. With the year 2013 coming to an end, let’s take a look at what the OFCCP...

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THE LONG-AWAITED DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM IS HERE!!

January 23, 2014

Contractors have been eagerly waiting for the final disability self-identification form, and now the wait is over! The form was approved by OMB yesterday, and is located here. As of this writing, the form does not yet appear on the OFCCP website.

As...

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503 AND VEVRAA AUDIT ACTIVITY: NEW REGULATIONS OVERSHADOWING CURRENT REGULATIONS?

December 05, 2013
 With the new 503 and VEVRAA regulations looming around the corner, we have recently experienced audits with an increased interest in the ‘raw’ data behind federal contractor’s outreach efforts. In fact, data requests are going beyond the narrative...
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NEW OFCCP FAQS ON SECTION 503 AND VEVRAA RULES ANSWER—AND RAISE—IMPLEMENTATION QUESTIONS

December 05, 2013

OFCCP recently posted (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/503_faq.htm and http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/VEVRAA_faq.htm) additional guidance for contractors regarding the implementation of new final rules describing...

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INTERESTING TIMING FOR FORTHCOMING INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (IOP) ARTICLE

December 05, 2013

In an article to be published in an upcoming Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, authors Santuzzi, Waltz, Rupp, and Finkelstein focus on difficulties faced by employees with invisible disabilities in the...

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OFCCP DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM: A WORK IN PROGRESS

December 05, 2013

As the effective date of the OFCCP Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations grows closer, federal contractors should begin preparing their personnel processes and data tracking systems to accommodate the new requirements for the solicitation of disability...

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