Tag: Rehabilitation Act

Complying with the OFCCP’s New Disability Self-Identification Form

On July 25, 2023, an updated form from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) became required for all applicable federal contractors and subcontractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. The new form lists additional disabilities, expands the possible responses, and provides more descriptive and inclusive language. It also clarifies that completing the form […]


ADA: Reading Disorders, Government Employees, and National Security

In a recent case involving an employee with a previously unidentified reading disorder—which raised national security concerns because of his involvement with nuclear weapons—the 10th Circuit (which covers Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming) showed just how seriously courts view the Rehabilitation Act’s accommodation requirements.

Training in Proper Progressive Discipline

Discipline is always challenging, both in the home and in the workplace. Training on proper progressive discipline is critical to avoiding potential lawsuits while also bringing out the best performance in employees by turning them from problems to top performers.

Diversity Training: True or False?

Yesterday’s Advisor provided a quick diversity training exercise on the potential for legal trouble from certain comments managers might make. Today we’ll go over a true-false quiz that could help you in your diversity training.

Retaliation Claim Prevention Training—Tips from the EEOC

by Catherine Moreton Gray Retaliation claims—even unfounded ones—are a perpetual concern following adverse employment actions. But there are steps employers can take to protect themselves. Catherine Moreton Gray, BLR’s senior managing editor for human resources and compensation, has some tips from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Discrimination Training in 10 Minutes

Discrimination is an important perennial training topic for every workplace. So you’re in constant need of content that is concise and informative. In today’s Advisor, we give you a quick and compact session that you can use to bring employees up to speed in 10 minutes. The goals of this session are to help the […]

EEOC Plans Disability Hiring Goal for Federal Employers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced May 15 its intent to issue regulations that create a plan for federal employers to serve as “model employers” of workers with disabilities — a plan that may include a hiring goal, according to the commission. The announcement came just weeks after a 7-percent hiring goal for federal […]

What Is Section 503? What Is VEVRAA? What Federal Contractors Should Know

People with disabilities and veterans both have disproportionately high levels of unemployment compared to the rest of the population, but there are laws on the books aiming to reduce that gap. In fact, two of those regulations – Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) […]