OFCCP Proposes Utilization Goal for Disabled Individuals
by Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D. - Feb, 2012
Do you have a handle on the number of disabled employees in your workforce? Under a new rule, you may have to set a utilization goal for individuals with disabilities. The OFCCP has proposed some revisions to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and some experts are calling these proposed revisions "game changers." One of the proposed changes would establish a goal of 7% workforce utilization for individuals with disa...
Proposed Revised Scheduling Letter: Job Title and Race/Ethnicity Data
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Feb, 2012
If OFCCP's proposed revised scheduling letter is approved anytime in 2012, it will ask you to submit your 2011 AAP data. If your AAP year tracks the calendar year, this is the data you are reviewing now. From the time you receive a scheduling letter, you have 30 days to submit your written affirmative action program along with the documents specified in the enclosed itemized listing. OFCCP has proposed few changes to the...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Feb, 2012
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Section 503 NPRM Comment Period Extended
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Feb, 2012
OFCCP issued this announcement on February 7, 2012: "On December 9, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM (76 FR 77056) proposes to revise the regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and affirmative action regulations of section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended." "The original comment period...
Concrete Steps to Ensure Your Organization Is Prepared Should OFCCP’s Proposed Disability Regulations Become Final in Their Current Form
by Alissa Horvitz - Jan, 2012
OFCCP has proposed extensive new requirements for government contractors in an effort to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If the past is any indication of lead time, contractors typically are afforded 60 or 90 days in which to put in place the mechanisms for compliance once the regulations are published in their final form. Comments to OFCCP’s proposed rule are due no la...
Commenting on the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: What You Need to Know
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jan, 2012
Mark your calendars for February 7, 2012! This will be your last opportunity to weigh in on the proposed revisions to OFCCP's Section 503 regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-741. Why should I comment on the proposed rule? You cannot afford to ignore the significant changes being proposed in the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). It is critical that you read and understand what is coming down the pike in S...
Employment Service Delivery System (State Job Bank)
by Local JobNetwork™ - Dec, 2011
Find Your Employment Service Delivery System (State Job Bank) The publicly-funded state workforce system provides administration of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information, and other programs and services. You can find a complete listing of the State Job Banks throughout the country. Washington...
OFCCP Releases Proposed Revisions to Disability Regulations
by Bill Osterndorf - Dec, 2011
On Friday, December 9, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released proposed revisions to the affirmative action regulations regarding individuals with disabilities. These proposed revisions represent a foundational change in the formal expectations that OFCCP has regarding the efforts federal contractors and subcontractors make on behalf of individuals with disabilities....
SHORT TAKES ON CURRENT OFCCP ISSUES
by Bill Osterndorf - Dec, 2011
This continues to be a busy time at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). As 2011 ends, here are some of the current items involving OFCCP and related agencies. Deadline for VETS-100/VETS-100A Report is December 30, 2011; All Covered Companies MUST File by This Date If your company is a federal contractor or subcontractor, the period to file your VETS-100 and/or VETS-100...
How the OFCCP’s Thirst for Data Will Impact You
by Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D. - Dec, 2011
The OFCCP wants more data. The agency’s current proposal for all of this additional data has been described by some as both “burdensome” and “stealthy”. McGuire Woods, a 900-person law firm based in Richmond, Virginia, went so far as to say that the OFCCP “does not understand the private sector or have any apparent concern about the burdens and confidentiality issues these proposals place on contractors.” In fact, the OFCCP i...
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