OFCCP Update– Technical Assistance Guide for Educational Institutions and Proposed Changes to Disability Form
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released two documents of interest to government contractors this month.
- The Technical Assistance Guide for Educational Institutions with federal contracts follows the earlier release of eight other Technical Assistance Guides (as discussed in our August 2019 E-Update). This TAG provides: an overview of the equal employment opportunity obligations for covered educational institutions; the required components of affirmative action programs and related information; and what to expect during an OFCCP compliance evaluation.
- Government contractors are required to ask applicants and employees to self-identify as to disability, and must use the OFCCP’s form to do so. The OFCCP has proposed changes to the current version of the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form, intended to increase response rates. The public may submit comments on the proposed changes through December 2, 2019.