Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Individuals With Disabilities


The US Department of Labor issued a News Release about a new rule that would require both Federal contractors and subcontractors to set a 7% workforce hiring goal for persons with disabilities. This is in addition to the current diversity requirement for workforce equality.


A key reason for the expansion of the current requirement is to maximize the employment of Service-Disabled Veterans, as well as other persons with disabilities.


The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is asking the public to comment on the proposal, which was published in the Federal Register's December 9, 2011  edition. A copy of the document is available here.


Your comments must be received on or before February 7, 2012 to ensure consideration. Comments may be submitted using any of the methods below. Be sure to include RIN number 1250–AA02 with your submission.


  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// Follow the instructions for submitting comments
  • Fax: (202) 693–1304 (for comments of six pages or less)
  • Mail: Debra A. Carr, Director
    Division of Policy, Planning, and Program Development
    Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20210