New OFCCP rules taking effect for Federal Contractors on March 24th have many companies scrambling to comply. New requirements aimed to protect individuals with disabilities and protected veterans increase utilization goals and reporting requirements.
The OFCCP has amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and established (among other items) a nationwide 7% utilization goal for qualified Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs). Federal contractors will apply the goal to each of their job groups, or to their entire workforce if the contractor has 100 or fewer employees; must conduct an annual utilization analysis and assessment of problem areas, and establish specific action-oriented programs to address any identified problems. For more information, click here.
The OFCCP has also amended the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistant Act (VEVRAA) to expand affirmative action requirements related to the employment of protected Veterans by Federal Contractors. For more information, click here.