The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released two documents of interest to government contractors this month.

  • The Technical Assistance Guide for Educational Institutions with federal contracts follows the earlier release of eight other Technical Assistance Guides (as discussed in our August 2019 E-Update). This TAG provides: an overview of the equal employment opportunity obligations for covered educational institutions; the required components of affirmative action programs and related information; and what to expect during an OFCCP compliance evaluation.
  • Government contractors are required to ask applicants and employees to self-identify as to disability, and must use the OFCCP’s form to do so. The OFCCP has proposed changes to the current version of the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form, intended to increase response rates. The public may submit comments on the proposed changes through December 2, 2019.