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Rules to improve employment of people with disabilities and veterans published today

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the Federal Register published two final rules to improve hiring and employment of veterans and for people with disabilities. The rules were first announced Aug. 27, 2013, and more information is available at

The rules will become effective March 24, 2014, and federal contractors will be required to comply with most of the final rule's requirements by that date. However, some contractors may have additional time to comply with the requirements in subpart C, which relates to affirmative action plans. Contractors with affirmative action plans in place on March 24 may maintain them until the end of their plan year and delay their compliance with the final rule's affirmative action plan requirements until the start of their next plan cycle.

The final rules in the Federal Register can be found at

Contractors seeking general information or compliance assistance can call OFCCP's toll-free helpline at 800-397-6251 or visit

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