In response to contractor inquiries, OFCCP has posted a new Web page that provides information related to entry visa denials by foreign governments, on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, for contractors’ employees or potential employees. The page explains how contractors contact OFCCP and the State Department, as required by OFCCP regulations, should the company’s request for a visa for an employee be denied on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. It also provides resources to learn about the visa requirements of various countries, and information regarding what a company may do to obtain assistance if it has difficulty obtaining a visa.
The Visa Denials by Foreign Governments Web page can be found on the OFCCP Web page at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/VisaDenial.htm.
For more information, go to www.dol.gov/ofccp.