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OFCCP updates FAQs on new VEVRAA and 
Section 503 Final Rules

OFCCP has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503) Final Rules.  The new FAQs address questions the OFCCP has received regarding the implementation of the new rules.

A few of the new FAQs include:

1. May contractor satisfy the EEO tagline requirement by abbreviating "disability" and "protected veteran status" as "D" and "V", respectively?

Contractors may refer to those protected by Section 503 or VEVRAA by abbreviation, but such abbreviations must be commonly understood by those seeking employment. Simply using "D" and "V" are not adequate abbreviations for this reason. For those protected by Section 503 or VEVRAA, the tagline should at a minimum state "disability" and "vet" so that the tagline will be clearly understood by jobseekers.

2. The data collection requirements in section 60-300.44(k)(2) of the Final Rule require contractors to document "the total number of job openings and total number of jobs filled." Does the "total number of openings" refer to the number of requisitions or job vacancy announcements, or to the number of individual open positions referenced in the requisitions or announcements?

The total number of job openings refers to the number of individual positions advertised as open in a job vacancy announcement or requisition. For example, if one job vacancy announcement or requisition includes 5 open positions and results in 4 hires, the contractor would document this as 5 job openings and 4 jobs filled. 

Use the links below to view the complete FAQs:  

The VEVRAA FAQs are available at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/VEVRAA_faq.htm.

The Section 503 FAQs are available at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/503_faq.htm.

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