Relationships with service providers may be established through formal partnerships (i.e., signed agreements that set expectations for both parties) and/or informal interactions (i.e., ongoing contacts regarding job offers and candidates). These organizations can help provide job applicants as well as support that helps engage people with disabilities – and ensure their success for years to come. For more information about state and local resources that can help federal contractors recruit and hire people with disabilities, see Find candidates with disabilities. To learn about your legal obligations at the federal level, visit our interactive page: CLICK HERE Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits federal contractors and contractors — those who do business with the federal government — from discriminating against persons with disabilities in employment. Section 503 also requires many of these employers to take proactive steps to recruit, hire, retain and promote qualified persons with disabilities. Section 503 is enforced by the Department`s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and ODEP works closely with the OFCCP to help federal contractors meet their requirements and objectives for the inclusion of persons with disabilities under these regulations. The obligations of federal contractors under the laws administered by the OFCCP vary depending on the dollar amount and the type of contracts covered. This consultant will help you determine the laws to which your business or organization may be subject and what obligations may be imposed. Once it has been determined that a company or organization is subject to the jurisdiction of the OFCCP, all facilities of the company or organization are generally covered, regardless of whether the federal contract is performed at only one of the company`s or organization`s facilities. In the course of doing business with the federal government, federal contractors and subcontractors assume certain obligations. In particular, they are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sex, race, colour, national origin, religion, disability or protected veteran status.

They are also required to take positive measures (e.g. B proactive measures) to hire people from specific groups who have traditionally been discriminated against. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to all private employers, state and local governments, and educational institutions employing 15 or more people. These laws also apply to private and public employment agencies, labour organisations and joint labour management committees that monitor apprenticeship and training. The Employment Age Discrimination Act (ADEA) applies to all private employers with 20 or more employees, state and local governments (including school districts), employment agencies and labour organizations. The Equal Pay Act (EPA) covers all employers covered by the Fair Labour Standards Act. Virtually all employers are subject to the provisions of this Act. The term “senior subcontractor” refers to a subcontractor who holds a subcontract with a prime contractor.

Government-subsidized construction contract means any agreement or amendment between an applicant and a person for construction work paid for in whole or in part by funds received from the Government or borrowed from a government credit under a federal program accompanied by a grant, contract, loan, insurance or guarantee, or implemented under a federal program with such a grant; Contract, loan, insurance or guarantee or any application or amendment thereto approved by the Government for a grant, contract, loan, insurance or guarantee under which the applicant himself participates in the construction work. Government Contract means any agreement or modification between a contracting agency and any person regarding the purchase, sale or use of personal property or non-personal services. The term “personal property” as used in this definition includes supplies and contracts for the use of immovable property (such as leases), unless the contract for the use of immovable property itself constitutes immovable property (e.B easements). The term “non-personal services” as used in this definition includes, but is not limited to, the following services: utilities, construction, transportation, research, insurance and custody of funds. The term government contract does not include: agreements in which the parties are in the relationship between the employer and the employee; OFCCP enforces Executive Order 11246, as amended, which prohibits federal contractors and state-backed contractors and subcontractors who earn more than $10,000 in government business in one year from discriminating in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. .