OFCCP Expands Affirmative Action for Individuals With Disabilities and Protected Veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued regulations expanding affirmative action for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. The regulations obligate federal contractors and subcontractors to set numeric goals and benchmarks, collect new types of data, and regularly document the effectiveness of their efforts. The new regulations have been years in the making and now create a steep learning curve for contractors to come into compliance. The thresholds for applicability of different requirements vary, with some as low as a US$10,000 contract, but all requirements will apply to employers with at least 50 employees and a contract or subcontract of US$100,000 or more.

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