Husch Blackwell attorney Tracey O’Brien has posted about the new guidelines OFCCP released on veteran hiring benchmarks, reducing the national annual benchmark to 5.4%.

Federal contractors are required to compare their percentage of hires who are protected veterans to this benchmark to measure their outreach and recruitment efforts. The OFCCP has also updated state-level availability data. In addition, the OFCCP has updated its Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (CC-305), including new conditions considered a disability and clarifying language for disabilities listed in the previous version of the form. The new form must be used by federal contractors by July 25, 2023.

Find out more about the revised Voluntary Self-identification of Disability form and federal contractors’ obligations to invite applicants to self-identify as an individual with a disability.