Thursday, April 2, 2015

EEO Posting Update

  • Persons with Disabilities – The US DOL Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a Final Rule under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act that requires federal contractors to implement affirmative action measures to recruit, hire, promote, and retain persons with disabilities. CPC is tracking the final stages of litigation testing this Final Rule. The Final Rule contains a posting requirement and the EEO is the Law Poster is likely to be updated once the lawsuit is resolved.
  • VEVRAA Veterans – The OFCCP has issued a Final Rule affecting federal contractors’ obligation to promote employment of Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act veterans. The regulations require employers to post a notice of the rights and equal employment opportunities of employees and applicants who are protected VEVRRA veterans. The OFCCP and EEOC are working together to update the EEO is the Law Poster to reflect this change.
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – The OFCCP has issued a Final Rule changing OFCCP’s regulations so that they prohibit discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal contracting workforce. The Final Rule requires posting updated notices. The EEO posting should be updated shortly to include these protected categories.
National Safety Compliance has updated their Federal Labor Law Poster - Laminated to include this change to the EEO posting.

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