What forms do I need for applicants to self-id?

Affirmative action employers are required to give all applicants who meet the OFCCP’s definition of applicant the opportunity to self identify race, gender, veteran, and disability status.  If an applicant chooses not to self identify any or all of these categories the employer has still met their tracking obligations and needs to do nothing further. […]

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What is the OFCCP definition of an internet applicant?

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations require covered federal contractors and subcontractors to collect information about the gender, race, and ethnicity of each “applicant” for employment. The final rule modifies OFCCP applicant recordkeeping requirements to address challenges presented by the use of the Internet and electronic data technologies in contractors’ recruiting and hiring […]

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How should a federal contractor post jobs?

As a federal contractor there are some guidelines for posting open positions. Let’s start by reviewing the basic posting requirement.  Under VEVRAA, Federal contractors are required to post “all employment openings” with the appropriate Employment Service Delivery Systems (ESDS) where the job opening occurs.  In this context, “all employment openings” means all job openings with […]

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What does “basic qualifications” mean?

All basic qualifications must be defined prior to the selection process. These include: Non-comparative features of a job seeker (i.e. three years’ experience in a particular position, rather than a comparative requirement such as being one of the top five among candidates in years of experience.); Objective (i.e. a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, but not […]

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