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DOL Releases Updated Voluntary Self‐Identification of Disability Form

By: Taylor Dean

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently approved the use of a revised Voluntary Self‐Identification of Disability Form, also known as Form CC-305. The more streamlined, user-friendly form is intended to increase the response rate of applicants and employees who choose to voluntarily self-identify their disability status.

What Is the Form For?

The purpose of the self-reporting form is to collect information about the number of employees with a disability status. This data helps federal contractors and subcontractors report accurate information about whether they are providing equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities.

Contractors are required to measure their progress toward having at least 7% of their workforce made up of individuals with disabilities. Under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract of at least $50,000 and 50 employees attempt to meet an annual 7% utilization goal for individuals with disabilities.

Contractors must ask applicants and employees every five years if they have a disability or have ever had a disability.

Download the Updated Form

You can download the updated form here.

When Must Contractors Start Using the Revised Form?

The updated form must be put into use by August 4, 2020. Contractors must continue use of the old form, approved by OMB in 2017, until they have incorporated the revised form into their processes and systems.

Is the Form Mandatory for Employees?

No, but employees are encouraged to complete the form to help their employers determine whether they are meeting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) requirements.

Need Help?

You can find more FAQs here.

We are available to help government contractors with compliance issues. Contact us online or call 800.899.4623.

Published May 19, 2020

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