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By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Drops to 4.2 Percent

Last week I spoke to a room full of airmen in San Antonio, some of whom will soon transition into the civilian workforce. I told them about our great Department of Labor employment workshop that is part of the Transition Assistance Program, as well as the many employment workshops and services we provide at nearly [...]

By | 2017-01-12T01:37:26+00:00 September 6th, 2015|EEOC News, OFCCP News, Vets News|Comments Off on By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Drops to 4.2 Percent

OFCCP Sanctions Huntsville Manufacturer

Oral Arts Laboratory, Inc., a dental manufacturing and lab company, has entered into a conciliation agreement with OFCCP wherein they will pay $115,000 to remedy a claim of systemic hiring discrimination. The corporate headquarters, located in Huntsville, Alabama, was the subject of an audit by the OFCCP that uncovered areas of systemic discrimination during the [...]

By | 2015-09-04T00:53:04+00:00 September 4th, 2015|OFCCP News|Comments Off on OFCCP Sanctions Huntsville Manufacturer

What ADA Means to Women: Dismantling Barriers to Inspire a Brighter Future

Conversations about disability rights seldom focus on the unique experiences of women with disabilities. Last week, however, the department’s Women’s Bureau held a “Women and the Americans with Disabilities Act” webinar highlighting issues women with disabilities face in the workplace. If you weren’t able to join us, you can watch the webinar recording below. Some [...]

By | 2017-01-12T01:37:27+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Misc News, OFCCP News|Comments Off on What ADA Means to Women: Dismantling Barriers to Inspire a Brighter Future

OFCCP checklist for compliance with Section 503 AAP requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in late September 2013 published a Final Rule that makes changes to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) at 41 C.F.R. Part 60-741. Section 503 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities, [...]

By | 2017-01-12T01:37:27+00:00 August 13th, 2015|News, OFCCP News|Comments Off on OFCCP checklist for compliance with Section 503 AAP requirements

Form cc305 – Status of PSA on Disability Self-ID

Dear ILG Chairs,Please see below for important information regarding the Voluntary Disability Self-ID Invitation Form and the 2015 VETS-4212 Reporting.  Please feel free to share this NILG communication with your local ILG Members.Electronisizing Form cc305  ( Below)During last week’s ILG Chairs/OFCCP meeting at national conference, a question surfaced regarding electronisizing Form cc-305 as follows: To make [...]

By | 2017-01-12T01:37:27+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Form cc305 – Status of PSA on Disability Self-ID

OFCCP’s New Compensation Tool

New Tool in OFCCP’s Compensation Enforcement Toolbox: Compensation Manager InterviewsFriday, August 7, 2015As the Obama Administration continues to make headlines promoting “equal pay,” the directive from the White House to EEOC and OFCCP is, “we know pay discrimination exists – go find it.” OFCCP, which historically has not brought back a lot of compensation discrimination [...]

By | 2015-08-07T17:34:42+00:00 August 7th, 2015|News, OFCCP News|Comments Off on OFCCP’s New Compensation Tool

New “outreach and education” poster announced by OFCCP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the release of a new outreach and education poster on August 3, 2015,  "Opening Doors of Opportunity for All Workers."  According to the OFCCP, the new poster is designed to increase public awareness of the OFCCP, and "highlights the obligation of employers to treat workers fairly and without [...]

By | 2017-01-12T01:37:27+00:00 August 4th, 2015|News, OFCCP News|Comments Off on New “outreach and education” poster announced by OFCCP

Why I Wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act

Editor’s Note: This has been cross-posted from the Washington Post online. You can view the original here. In January 1987, I sat down at a word processor in my small office at the National Council on Disability and began writing the first draft of a bill. NCD published my draft of the Americans with Disabilities [...]

By | 2017-01-12T01:37:28+00:00 July 29th, 2015|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on Why I Wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Importance of Section 508 Accessibility Compliance

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended by Congress in 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Although it's only required for Federal agencies, Section 508 accessibility should be crucial to all businesses because unavailable information hinders the ability to acquire and utilize technology quickly [...]

By | 2017-01-12T01:37:28+00:00 July 4th, 2015|News, OFCCP News|Comments Off on The Importance of Section 508 Accessibility Compliance

ADA25: How WIOA is Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Two milestones are converging this month. July is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act, which has made significant improvement in the lives of people with disabilities. July also is the first anniversary of the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a major bipartisan accomplishment and the first [...]

By | 2017-01-12T01:37:28+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|EEOC News, News|Comments Off on ADA25: How WIOA is Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities