The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") approved the use of a revised voluntary self-identification of disability form (Form CC-305) on May 5, 2020. Federal contractors have until August 4, 2020, to implement the new form into their applicant and employee systems and processes.
The regulations regarding Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act require federal contractors and subcontractors to invite applicants and employees to self-identify their disability status using the OFCCP-prescribed form: (1) at the pre-offer stage of the application process; (2) after an applicant is offered a position but prior to starting work; and (3) by survey of the workforce every 5 years.
The prior version of Form CC-305 expired on January 31, 2020, but contractors were instructed to continue using that form until the Office of Management and Budget approved the new form. The new form is currently only available in English, but will be available in other languages soon.