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Federal Contractor Requirements
The U.S. Department of Labor recently proposed a rule that would require, among other things, that federal contractors and subcontractors to set a goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be comprised of qualified workers with disabilities. The department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs accepted public comment on this proposal from December 9, 2011 February 21, 2012.
OFCCP received about 400 total comments on the proposal and they came from a wide array of stakeholders, including individuals with disabilities, contractors, disability rights organizations, employer groups and more. The agency will read, review and respond to every comment received as it works to develop and publish a final rule later this year.
- Read the press release [12/08/2011]
- Learn more about the Proposed Rule
- Learn more about Section 503
- Comment on the Proposed Rule
More information about federal contractor requirements is available from the following resources:
- OFCCP Website Provides updated information on OFCCP activities, including the Section 503 rulemaking process.
- Compliance Assistance Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as Amended Provides access to Section 503 and its regulations.
- Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor Helps employers determine whether Federal disability nondiscrimination laws and regulations, including Section 503, apply to their business or organization.
- Federal Contractor Compliance elaws Advisor Helps Federal contractors and subcontractors understand basic coverage and compliance information on all OFCCP laws and regulations, including Section 503.
- Guide for Small Businesses with Federal Contracts Offers guidance specifically for small business Federal contractors of subcontractors on how to comply with OFCCP laws and regulations, including Section 503.
- New Contractors' Guide Offers guidance specifically for new Federal contractors of subcontractors on how to comply with OFCCP laws and regulations, including Section 503.