• Affirmative Action Changes Effective March 24, 2014
  • November 8, 2013
  • Law Firm: Breazeale Sachse Wilson L.L.P. - Baton Rouge Office
  • The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued two new rules which take effect March 24, 2014. These two rules will expand affirmative action requirements for both disabled persons and covered veterans. These are the first changes to VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations in nearly 30 years.

    Veterans' Regulations Changes:

    • Hiring Benchmarks
    • Voluntary Self-Identification
    • Enhanced Recordkeeping¬†
    • Job Listing
    • Document Production

    503 Regulations Changes:

    • Annual Placement Goals
    • Voluntary Self-Identification
    • Enhanced Data Collection and Recordkeeping¬†
    • Document Production

    No Change:

    • Linkage Agreements
    • Applicant Accommodations

    The new regulations take effect on March 24, 2014. To be in compliance with the regulations, federal government contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in excess of $50,000 (Section 503) or $100,000 (VEVRAA) should begin preparing to implement these changes now.