Section 503 NPRM Comment Period Extended

by Peterson, Jacquelyn Wednesday, February 08, 2012
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OFCCP issued this announcement on February 7, 2012:

"On December 9, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM (76 FR 77056) proposes to revise the regulations implementing the nondiscrimination and affirmative action regulations of section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended."

"The original comment period is scheduled to end on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. After receiving several requests for extensions, OFCCP is extending the comment period for this NPRM for 14 days until Tuesday, February 21, 2012. This action will provide all interested persons additional time to analyze the issues and provide their comments on the NPRM. Parties who filed comments previously may supplement or submit additional comments during the extended comment period. Parties interested in commenting can view the NPRM and submit comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal www.regulations.gov and referencing RIN 1250-AA02."

Federal contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this NPRM and take advantage of this extension to submit comments.

For additional perspectives on the proposed changes to Section 503, refer to previous issues of The OFCCP Digest here.