On Friday, December 9, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released proposed revisions to the affirmative action regulations regarding individuals with disabilities. These proposed revisions represent a foundational change in the formal expectations that OFCCP has regarding the efforts federal contractors and subcontractors make on behalf of individuals with disabilities. OFCCP has shown a significantly increased focus on disability issues in affirmative action compliance reviews conducted during 2011. The proposed revisions represent a further intensification in the agency’s focus.

Highlights of the proposed revisions include the following:

  • Federal contractors and subcontractors would have a goal to en