OFCCP and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) are joining efforts to recognize excellence in contractor compliance practices. The Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award will highlight successful practices and strategies of contractors that have expanded and improved recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Studies and surveys show that corporate culture, talent sourcing practices, reasonable accommodation policies and practices, and the degree to which technology and innovation are leveraged within the company influence employers’ success in disability inclusion.

With this new award program, OFCCP and ODEP seek to recognize contractors that are going above and beyond to foster employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Where can you learn more? The proposed structure and details of the recognition program are published in today’s Federal Register. You can read the formal notice, supporting statement, and see a draft of the award nomination form and instructions here.

Tell us what you think. You can provide any comments or suggestions you have for the new program via www.regulations.gov. The last day to submit comments on this proposal is December 4, 2018.