On March 8, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced the launch of the new Section 503 Focused Review Landing Page, which is intended to provide contractors with helpful information and assistance in implementing best practices and increasing the employment of individuals with disabilities. According to the agency, the project is intended to further its commitment to strengthening the partnership between OFCCP and the federal contractors they assist.
Through the landing page, the OFCCP also issued Frequently Asked Questions to address what contractors can expect during a Section 503 focused review. The FAQs have been highly-anticipated since the OFCCP issued Directive 2018-04 on Aug. 10, 2018, putting contractors on notice that it was preparing to implement focused reviews of contractors’ compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974.
In addition to the FAQs, the landing page includes resources like fact sheets, videos, best practices and contact information to assist federal contractors with compliance.
For more details on the Section 503 focused review FAQs, see ABC General Counsel Littler Mendelson’s analysis. To view additional resources related to Section 503 focused reviews, see the OFCCP’s landing page.