We have recently become aware that a number of employers have been told by their HR information systems vendors that covered federal contractors soon will no longer be required to use Form CC-305 – the unpopular disability self-identification form that contractors must use under Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations – when inviting applicants or employees to disclose their disability status. According to OFCCP, this information is incorrect.
NT Lakis lawyers have spoken directly with a high-level OFCCP official, who has confirmed that the agency has no plans to abandon any aspect of the disability self-ID requirements for federal contractors. Further, the agency has no plans to even consider changing the disability self-ID form requirement.
The official with whom we spoke also provided us with some additional guidance regarding OFCCP’s requirements for online versions of the Form CC-305. In short, the agency intends to be a little more flexible in allowing contractors to integrate formatting changes to the form that are consistent with the company’s other online materials.
Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.