On January 22, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the OFCCP's disability status form, which will be used by federal contractors.
On January 22, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the OFCCP's disability status form, which will be used by federal contractors. Revised regulations under the Rehabilitation Act will require federal contractors to invite applicants and employees to voluntarily identify themselves as disabled; the invitation must be extended using this specific form. Employers may use this form in an electronically fillable format provided that the electronic version displays the OMB number and expiration date, contains the exact text of the OMB approved form, uses a sans-serif font, and uses at least an 11-pitch font size.
The final form has been revised to include the person's name, the date of completion, and a response "I don't wish to answer" as to disability status. The completion of this invitation remains voluntary. A copy of this form is available by clicking here. In the near future this form will be uploaded to the OFCCP website.
If you have any questions regarding this Alert or federal contractors' affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations, please contact the FordHarrison attorney with whom you usually work.