With approximately three weeks left until the Section 503/VEVRAA final rules become effective, federal contractors and subcontractors still have many questions regarding the new obligations imposed by the rules and how best to comply with them. As March 24, 2014 approaches, the OFCCP continues to provide guidance regarding implementation of the final rules and to clarify the agency’s expectations and plans for enforcement. Answers to several of the most frequently asked questions are provided below.

Coverage and Implementation

  1. Do I even have to comply with the final rules? What are the requirements for coverage?

    With respect to Section 503, federal contractors and subcontractors that have a single federal contract or subcontract of $10,000 or more must comply with Subparts A, B, D, and E (i.e., the nondiscrimination, enforcemen