Compliance Alert

OFCCP Video Encouraging Self-Identification of Disability


In conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month in September, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) posted a short video designed to encourage applicants and employees to voluntarily self-identify disabilities.

The Disability Inclusion Starts With You video explains:

  • The key role self-identification plays in measuring a Federal contractor’s progress in employing individuals with disabilities.
  • The requirement for Federal contractors to invite applicants and employees to voluntarily self-identify disabilities, as required by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
  • The confidential nature of any disability information provided.


Now that Federal contractors must analyze and account for how well they are doing toward achieving a mandated 7% utilization goal for employment of qualified individuals with disabilities (IWD), voluntary self-identification of disabilities is becoming increasingly important.  For contractors with more than 100 employees, the 7% utilization goal applies to each Affirmative Action Plan job group.  The 7% goal applies to the overall workforce for contractors with 100 or fewer employees.

Take a moment to watch the video and consider using it to help applicants and employees understand why you are asking them to complete a Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305).  This simple little video could help you achieve your 7% utilization goal(s).

Disability Inclusion Starts With You is available for download onto company intranets or websites at

If you have any questions about the video, voluntary self-identification of disabilities, or would like to discuss this Compliance Alert further, please feel free to contact me.

Maly Consulting, LLC – October 2015