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Final 503 and 4212 Regulations to be Published in Federal Register Today

September 24, 2013

On August 27, 2013, we reported that OFCCP had released the new regulations updating Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). Today, those regulations...

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COLLECTION OF SELF-IDENTIFIED DISABILITY AND VETERAN STATUS: WHEN TO START

September 24, 2013

New OFCCP regulations to Improve Job Opportunities for Protected Veterans and Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities were published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2013, setting the effective date for March 24, 2014....

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SECTION 503 & VEVRAA: REGULATORY EFFECTIVE DATE VS. COMPLIANCE EFFECTIVE DATE

September 24, 2013

The new rules become effective 180 days from today (i.e., regulatory effective date); however, the date of compliance will differ for contractors depending on the subsection and the contractor’s affirmative action plan date. Contractors are expected...

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WHAT’S NOT IN THE FINAL RULES OF 503 AND VEVRAA?

September 24, 2013

On August 27, 2013 Vice President Biden and The U.S. Department of Labor announced two final rules which aim to improve hiring and employment of individuals with disabilities and veterans. Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, prohibits...

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A SPECULATIVE NOTE ON WHAT THE FUTURE MAY BRING

September 24, 2013

Recent DCI blogs have summarized high-level themes from the new 503 and VEVRAA regulations. One theme relates to the new analytics that may be required by the final regulations. The new regulations provide for a (1) protected veteran benchmark...

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CALLED TO DEFEND FINAL RULES TO HOUSE COMMITTEE

September 24, 2013

The Committee on Education and the Workforce in the US House of Representatives sent a letter dated September 19, 2013 to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. This letter begins by stating that the Committee has conducted oversight on these proposed...

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U.S. DEPT OF LABOR RELEASES FINAL RULES UPDATING VEVRAA AND SECTION 503

August 27, 2013
The following email was sent to Congressional Staff today: The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two final rules to improve hiring and employment of veterans and for people with disabilities. One rule updates the Vietnam Era Veterans’...
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OFCCP SUBMITS 503 REGULATIONS TODAY

July 31, 2013
Shortly after submitting the 4212 regulations, the OFCCP has submitted the 503 regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today in final form. OMB has at least 60 days to review the regulations. This does not mean the regulations are...
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OFCCP'S DISABILITY AND PROTECTED VETERAN REGULATIONS: ARE THEY IMMINENT?

July 10, 2013

In our last update on the proposed Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities regulations, we discussed the delayed publication of the final rules as compared to OFCCP’s planned release date of April 2013. The recently published Spring...

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INTERPRETING SECTION 503 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT: IMPLICATIONS FOR OFCCP ENFORCEMENT

July 09, 2013
The federal contractor community has been anticipating a 2013 final rule updating affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations regarding individuals with disabilities. However, it may also be useful to think about what is currently required...
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WHAT IS THE STATUS OF PROPOSED VETERAN (4212) AND DISABILITY (503) REGULATIONS?

May 07, 2013

Based upon the FY 2013 Budget Request to Congress, OFCCP planned to release in final form the Veterans and Disabilities regulations sometime in April of 2013. However, those regulations are still at OFCCP going through “revisions” and have not been...

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BILL INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE TO THWART OFCCP REGULATIONS ON SECTION 503 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT

March 08, 2013

by Art Gutman Ph.D., Professor, Florida Institute of TechnologyThe Bill was introduced by Congressman Rodney Alexander, Republican from Louisiana. The stated purpose of the bill is:

To provide that a certain proposed rule published by the Office...
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