Answering additional questions following her American Association for Affirmative Action annual conference keynote address, Director Shiu took questions on OFCCP’s pending veteran and disabled individual revised regulations.  She explained the regulations are awaiting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval and acknowledged (as we suggested before) that they delay in approval could be due to the recent vacancy of the OMB Director position.

Director Shiu also acknowledged she has conveyed to “the powers that be” a desire she’s heard from the contractor community that the two revised regulations be issued simultaneously to avoid multiple system adjustments and upgrades.

Without being able to specify an exact timetable, Director Shiu did share her belief that OFCCP’s proposed VEVRAA and Section 503 revised regulations will be approved and issued sometime in 2013.