Federal contractors will need to use a recently updated OFCCP form when collecting voluntary applicant data concerning disabilities beginning in July 2023. On April 26, 2023, OFCCP published the revised Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305) to update the preferred language for disabilities and to include additional examples of disabilities. Federal contractors and subcontractors have until July 25, 2023, to implement the new form into their applicant and employee systems.
Contractors and subcontractors must use and implement the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved form. The only portion that contractors may modify or delete is the "For Employer Use Only" section, which was added to give contractors flexibility to enhance their recordkeeping for data analysis required by OFCCP's regulations.
As federal contractors and subcontractors implement the new form, they would be well advised to verify that their applications comply with applicable federal regulations.