February 6, 2012
USBLN® Response to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the 503 Regulation

WASHINGTON, DC (February 6, 2012) – On December 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to strengthen the current affirmative action employment requirements for people with disabilities. The USBLN® supports the U.S. Department of Labor’s intent to improve the utilization of people with disabilities in the workforce, and recognizes that the current Section 503 affirmative action regulatory framework needs to be modernized, strengthened, and clarified.

In response to the NPRM, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) convened a committee comprised of Board and Corporate Advisory Board member companies to collectively develop comments inclusive of the strong expertise, experience and ideas of their stakeholders. The USBLN® member companies are committed to including disability in all their diversity efforts and each one has developed successful employment policies and practices. It is critical to the USBLN® members’ continued success that the final regulations advance recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement efforts.

The USBLN® has submitted their response to the OFCCP with comments now available below, on their website and social media networks. (DOC | PDF)

USBLN® Response to NPRM Regarding the 503 Regulation (DOC | PDF)

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