On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, OFCCP honors the contributions that people with disabilities continue to make every day in the workplace. At OFCCP we are proud be part of the effort that makes America’s workforce more inclusive.

To promote disability inclusion, we assist federal contractors in achieving a nationwide goal for at least 7 percent of their workforce to be persons with disabilities. Also, when we find employment discrimination, we eliminate it.

In the coming year, OFCCP is excited to continue two new initiatives that will help us promote disability inclusion more.

Focused Reviews. In 2019, the agency plans to begin focused reviews of federal contractors to evaluate how well they are implementing their obligations under the disability law that we enforce: Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Among other things, these focused reviews will examine the effectiveness of a contractor’s efforts to meet its 7 percent employment goal.

Excellence in Disability Inclusion. OFCCP also wishes to recognize contractors who excel in their disability inclusion efforts. For this initiative, the agency is currently accepting public comments on a proposed contractor recognition program. The current comment period is open until December 4, 2018. Please visit regulations.gov to learn more and comment.