Comment Period Extended for OFCCP’s Disability Hiring Rule

February 08, 2012 - by: HR Hero 0 COMMENTS

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has extended the comment period on its proposed rule aimed at increasing employment of people with disabilities. The new deadline for comments is February 21.

The OFCCP published a notice of proposed rulemaking on December 9, 2011, that outlined the proposal to revise Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which obligates most federal contractors and subcontractors to ensure equal employment opportunity for qualified workers with disabilities.

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OFCCP’s Proposed Hiring Goals: What’s the Latest?

January 25, 2012 - by: Tammy Binford 0 COMMENTS

February 7 marks the end of the public comment period on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) proposed rule that would set a goal for federal contractors to have seven percent of their workforce be made up of people with disabilities.

With the calendar nearing the comment deadline, it’s time for employers with federal contracts to learn what the rule may mean to them. Kathleen J. Raynsford of Fortney & Scott, LLC, in Washington, D.C., outlined the meaning of the proposed regulation in the January issue of Federal Employment Law Insider.

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