As we are preparing for a change in leadership at OFCCP, the Agency has published its first Section 503 Focused Reviews Annual Report and issued Section 503 Certificates of Merit. As many are aware, OFCCP Director Craig Leen is passionate about fighting for and protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities and, as such,
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OFCCP and ODEP Provide Insights for Good Disability and Inclusion Practices
Last Week, OFCCP Director Craig Leen and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (“ODEP”) Jennifer Sheehy, joined with the National Industry Liaison Group to discuss disability and inclusion.
With 500 Section 503 Focused Reviews on OFCCP’s March 2019 CSAL list, the timing was perfect to hear directly from the OFCCP Director…
OFCCP Acting Director Shares His Vision for Upcoming Agency Initiatives
Day two of the 2018 ILG National Conference has concluded and it was another day packed with information and insights for attendees.
Riding the “waves of change”, over the past two days OFCCP and officials from the U.S. Department of Labor Solicitor’s Office as well as the EEOC, have shared their insights, thoughts, and new…
Disability Self-ID form approved for another 3 years
As some of you may have noticed, the current OMB approval for the required disability self-identification form expired January 31, 2017. On the eve of its expiration, OMB approved the form for another three years – until January 31, 2020.
An updated version of the form (in multiple languages) can be found here. According…
OFCCP Releases Informational Section 503 Compliance Checklist
As a continuation of its recent education and outreach efforts, OFCCP released a Checklist for Compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The checklist was developed by the U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and covers obligations under Subpart C of the revised Section 503 regulations.
OFCCP’s Section 503 Regulations Withstand Challenge
The United States Supreme Court has declined to accept Associated Builders & Contractor’s request to review the legality of OFCCP’s recently enacted regulations for individuals with disability. This rejection signals the end of ABC’s year and a half long challenge of the Agency’s Section 503 regulations.
While this may be the final chapter for…
Happy New Year! 2015 is Going to be an Exciting and Eventful Year for Government Contractors. . .
Get a jump start on the year and come learn what you need to know about all of the new and upcoming obligations for federal contractors. Join us at The OFCCP Institute’s first conference of 2015 in San Francisco on February 25th and 26th.
We will do a deep dive into the…
New Disability Regulations Withstand Continued Challenge
As a follow up to a story from earlier this year, the D.C. Circuit court has rejected the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABCs) challenge of the requirements under the revised regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
In November 2013, ABC filed suit alleging OFCCP issued its recently revised regulations pertaining to…
Upcoming Chance to Chat with DOL about Section 503 Regulations and Opportunities
In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration are holding a Twitter Chat to discuss efforts to improve employment opportunities for millions of qualified workers with disabilities. Details are as follows:
Save the Date! October 24, 2014 Twitter Chat:
You’re invited to…
Breaking (Good!) News: Contractors Able To Keep Only Disability Self-ID Data, Not Forms
In another instance of OFCCP responding to feedback from the contractor community, OFCCP stated today in a FAQ that if you use an electronic version of the required disability self-id form to solicit disability status, you need only retain the data, not the form or copy of the form.
The FAQ sets out the self-id…