Federal Contractors – There’s a New Mandatory Voluntary Self-ID of Disability Form
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has revised the mandatory (for federal contractors) Voluntary (for applicants and employees) Self-Identification of Disability Form, which must be implemented by July 25, 2023.
Federal contractors are required to invite applicants to self-identify as an individual with a disability prior to making a job offer, as well as after an offer has been extended. The invitations can be made at the same time as the pre-offer invitation to self-identify as to gender and race required by Executive Order 11246 (applicable to service and supply (sub)contractors) and both the pre-offer and post-offer invitations to self-identify as to protected veterans’ status under VEVRAA.
In addition to applicants, federal contractors must also invite current employees to voluntarily self-identify as to disability every five years, using the same form.
Unlike the invitations to self-identify as to race, gender, and veterans’ status, the OFCCP’s disability form must be used exactly as is, with the exception of the “For Employer Use Only” section. Please recall that these forms should not be retained with the application or in a personnel file, but maintained in a separate confidential file.