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 are best practices in affirmative action recruiting and hiring?

To have a successful recruiting strategy, we must create a clearly defined Recruitment and Hiring Process utilizing a multi-step process. Steps may include: Advertising our open positions to attract a diverse candidate pool, including: Professional Organizations Publications Associations representing diversity groups Job Fairs The Department of Labor website Utilizing our professional networks Evaluate all open […]

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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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What tracking and outreach do I need for IWDs 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 […]

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