On January 27, 2012, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) rejected requests from the contractor community to provide additional time for comments on its proposed regulations under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehabilitation Act”) that would impose fundamental changes in federal contractors’ obligations involving persons with disabilities. On December 9, 2011, the OFCCP issued a proposed rule that would amend the Rehabilitation Act. A summary of the proposed rule is provided below.
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OFCCP Rejects Requests to Extend the Comment Period for its Proposed Rule That Would Drastically Expand Contractor’s Obligations for Individuals with Disabilities
On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published proposed regulations that would impose additional affirmative action obligations on federal government contractors under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). If finalized, the regulations would require contractors, among other things, to establish annual hiring benchmarks to track the effectiveness of their affirmative action programs, to request disclosure information from applicants, and to collect data concerning job referrals.
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