Do you have a handle on the number of disabled employees in your workforce? Under a new rule, you may have to set a utilization goal for individuals with disabilities.

The OFCCP has proposed some revisions to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and some experts are calling these proposed revisions “game changers.” One of the proposed changes would establish a goal of 7% workforce utilization for individuals with disabilities.

According to Hilda Solis, the proposed rule “represents one of the most significant advances in protecting the civil rights of workers with disabilities since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu stated “for nearly 40 years, the rules have said the contractors simply need to m