OMA Connections Partner, Dinsmore, reminds employers about a form change: “Since 2014, federal government contractors and subcontractors subject to affirmative action regulations have been required to invite applicants and employees to voluntarily self identify as an individual with a disability. The self identification process is designed to collect data for the purpose of measuring progress toward achieving equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The self identification form prescribed by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is the only form that can be used. The prescribed form has been renewed with an expiration date of January 31, 2020.
“Federal contractors must download the renewed form or update their electronic version of the form to reflect the new expiration date. No other changes have been made to the form. Contractors have until February 10 to implement the new form.” 2/2/2017