Tag: AAP

Affirmative Action Regs: What Federal Contractors Need to Do by March 2014

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 seeks to reduce discrimination against individuals with disabilities by requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to have affirmative action plans (AAPs) for hiring disabled individuals. VEVRAA – the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act – does the same thing for veterans. Both of these regulations have been beefed […]

Q&A on Affirmative Action Plans for Federal Contractors

Federal contractors have an obligation to create affirmative action plans (AAPs) with the goal of ensuring that both disabled individuals and protected veterans are appropriately represented in their workforce. The regulations that dictate this – Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans Rehabilitation Assistance Act (VEVRAA) – are changing […]

Was This Employee Assigned to Cross-Training for Complaining About Discrimination?

Cross-training is typically viewed as a positive move by HR, but an HR generalist maintains that her required participation in cross-training amounted to a demotion—allegedly imposed on her in retaliation for reporting discriminatory employment practices to her employer. What happened On April 30, 2007, “Rose” was hired as an HR generalist by Infotech Aerospace Services, […]

Vets’ Affirmative Action Deadline—March 24, 2014

Yesterday’s Advisor featured BLR® Senior Legal Editor and Attorney Susan Schoenfeld’s tips for complying with the new affirmative action requirements for veterans. Today, the rest of the story, plus an introduction to the best way to find problems before the feds do—the HR audit checklist. Here are some of the other important changes included in […]

Hiring Goals for Individuals Disabilities—New Affirmative Action Requirement

The changes are to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities. BLR Senior Legal Editor and affirmative action expert Susan Schoenfeld explains how the new regulations will impact government contractors. Effective Date in March 2014 According to the OFCCP, the new rules will […]

New Affirmative Action Requirements for Individuals with Disabilities

In August, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs–OFCCP—announced a final rule that requires significant new efforts on the part of government contractors, including a 7% utilization goal, self-identification, and a new utilization analysis. The changes are to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits […]