Affirmative Action Update: Disability Self-Identification Form

February 3, 2017 Advisory

The self-identification form government contractors have been using to gather information from employees and applicants pertaining to their disability status has been approved by OMB (Office of Management and Budget) for another three years. The form now expires on January 31, 2020. We have copied the OFCCP's announcement below.

No changes were made to the form except that the form's expiration date, located in the top right-hand corner of the form, has been updated to 1/31/2020. However, according to the OFCCP's announcement, federal contractors must now use the form that reflects the updated expiration date effective immediately. Government contractors who utilize this form on-line should change the expiration date to 1/31/2020 in their system.

The following is the OFCCP's announcement which contains links to download both the English and Spanish versions of the form:

LATEST NEWS: OMB approved the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form for 3 years. The form now expires on January 31, 2020. Download the updated form here.

Inclusiveness isn't just good for workers; it's smart for business. Also, ensuring that everyone has an equal employment opportunity is the law. That's why the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requires federal contractors to ask workers to voluntarily identify if they have a disability.

Federal contractors also need this information to measure their progress toward achieving equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

Any changes on the form? No changes have been made to the form. The only difference is the expiration date.

When must contractors begin using the form? Federal contractors must begin using a form with the January 31, 2020 expiration date immediately.

Why should I self-identify? Disclosing whether you have a disability enables contractors to measure their progress toward equal employment opportunity. The form is voluntary and cannot be used against you, or shared with your supervisor or coworkers.

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Please call either Robin Martocci at 860-297-3710 or John Zandy at 203-498-4330 with any questions.