Disabled Employees Must Be Asked to Self-Identify For Federal Contractors

As of March 24, 2014, all federal contractors and subcontractors should be using the newly minted Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) Form CC-305 to invite job applicants and current employees to self-identify as individuals with disabilities. This new form is a byproduct of federal regulations that seek to push federal contractors and subcontractors “to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain” individuals with disabilities. The new OFCCP Form CC-305 form can be accessed at the following link: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAICList?ref_nbr=201307-1250-001.

Within one year of becoming subject to the self-identification requirement under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, federal contractors must invite their entire workforce to self-identify as an individual with a disability. This must be repeated every five years thereafter. For more information, the OFCCP frequently asked questions on Section 503 can be found at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/503_faq.htm#content.

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