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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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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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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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EXACTLY WHAT IS A HIRING BENCHMARK?

September 24, 2013

(And explain it to me, like I’m a 6th grader…in my best Denzel Washington voice, which is not very good)

The final VEVRAA rule will require federal contractors to establish a “hiring benchmark,” which OFCCP repeatedly and clearly states is NOT a...

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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 & 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 4212 REGULATIONS TO OMB

July 31, 2013
OFCCP has submitted the 4212 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 final and in place ---- OMB can now either approve...
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