Volume 3, Issue 11
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Christ Lindholm Ahmed Younies Sandra Zeigler, Esq. John Fox, Esq.

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Timeline for Updated Regulations: Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
by Chris Lindholm

Federal contractors around the country have been scrambling to obtain information regarding the new Veteran and Disability regulations since they were posted online by the OFCCP on August 27, 2013. Then on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 the regulations were published in the Federal Register which started the 180-day clock for contractors to implement the updated regulations. read more

Chris Lindholm Chris Lindholm has 15 years of experience in Affirmative Action Planning and EEO consulting, which includes OFCCP audit support, risk management, training, and software development. read more

Confusion Reigns with New Requirement that Federal Contractors Invite Individuals with Disabilities to Self-Identify
by Ahmed Younies

Many federal contractors know that the Final Rules amending regulations that implement Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act require them to invite Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs) to self-identify during the application process. This solicitation may take place at the same time a contractor asks for information relating to race, ethnicity and gender. read more

Ahmed Younies Ahmed Younies has built human resources infrastructures for small-size companies as well as for mid size to Fortune 500 companies. He has worked for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), enforcing compliance as a district director. read more

OFCCP and Data Transparency
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

Contractors are expected to scrupulously document their efforts to broaden recruitment, detect discrimination and to prepare for potential OFCCP compliance evaluations. OFCCP should similarly be expected to document and make readily available to the public its enforcement accomplishments. Doing so would be consistent with the pledge of government transparency on which this administration prides itself. read more

Sandra Zeigler Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq. is a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP. read more

The Fox OFCCP Report: OFCCP and Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis": Kafka Had It Right
by John C. Fox, Esq.

"When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed" (Fox: wait for it, wait for it) "into a monstrous vermin."

The opening sentence above is the beginning of Franz Kafka's 1915 novella "Die Verwandlung" (typically translated to mean "The Metamorphosis"). read more

John C. Fox, Esq. John C. Fox, Esq. is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the United States defending companies in "bet-the-bank" and other substantial employment cases. Mr. Fox is the President and a Senior Partner of Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C. read more

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