Under regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, government contractors with 50 or more employees and a contract of $50,000 or more are supposed to measure their progress towards a goal of having at least 7% of the workforce being individuals with disabilities. The Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form is used to evaluate a contractor’s progress toward this goal, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently revised the form to increase the response rate of applicants and employees who choose to self-identify their disability status voluntarily.
Covered contractors must provide applicants a voluntary pre-offer self-identification opportunity, and they must also invite employees to self-identify every five years. Covered contractors are also required to remind employees at least once during the years between invitations that they may voluntarily update their disability status at any time. As a further reminder, contractors may not compel or coerce individuals to self-identify and must keep all self-identification information confidential.
Contractors cannot alter the content of the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form. Contractors may, however, create an electronically fillable version of the form, provided it displays the OMB number and expiration date, contains the text of the form without alteration, uses a sans-serif font such as Calibri or Arial, and uses at least 11-pitch for font size (10-pitch for the footnote and burden statement).
If you have questions about implementing this form or about equal employment opportunity obligations for government contractors generally, please contact Heather Fossity at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 276-2151.
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