Federal contractors have a number of compliance tasks with the requirements for veterans and individuals with disabilities that were implemented in March 2014. The following checklist outlines the OFCCP’s rules: Conduct and document good faith outreach efforts towards veterans and individuals with disabilities (You will be required to keep this documentation for three years) Ensure mandatory […]
Category: Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans
How do I resurvey my workforce?
In addition to the pre-offer and post- offer self-identification requirements, Federal contractors and subcontracts are required to resurvey the workforce at least once every five years. Within the five-year period contractors must also remind employees that they may update their self-identification forms at any time. Whether posting to an Intranet or emailing the workforce, below […]
How can we assist Veterans to know if they are covered under VEVRAA?
OFCCP has published a new infographic to assist veterans in determining if they are covered under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), and thus afforded protections under these regulations. Because military personnel receive so many awards, it is sometimes difficult to know which awards actually qualify for protected veteran status. Goverment guidance regarding […]
Is There a Section 503 Checklist Tool?
Yes, there is! The Checklist is designed to help contractors assess their compliance with the affirmative action program (AAP) requirements of Section 503 by answering a series of “yes/no” questions about their company’s practices and policies. Contractors are not required to use the Checklist, and using the Checklist does not ensure compliance with the Section 503 […]
How do we ensure online accessibility for individuals with disabilities?
In conjunction with the Internet Applicant Rule, federal contractors must ensure the accessibility of their online application systems. When federal contractors utilize the Internet as their primary, or only, means of accepting applications they must ensure that applicants with disabilities are afforded their equal opportunity rights in the hiring process. Federal contractors should strive to […]
What tracking and outreach do I need for Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans?
The OFCCP annually publishes the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark on its Web site based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Below is the Benchmark chart as presented on the DOL website: Annual VEVRAA Benchmark Effective Dates Because there are numerical goals (annual 7% utilization analysis required since […]