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Disabled Hiring Quotas faced by federal contractors - Proposed regulation would set 7% goal for disabled workers

WASHINGTON — Employers would face difficulties meeting the requirements of a proposed federal rule mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors set a goal of having 7% of their workforce be people with disabilities, observers say.

Monitoring compliance with the rule, which was proposed by the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, would create administrative headaches, they say.

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20120101/NEWS07/301019980

US Labor Department seeks to improve job opportunities for Americans with disabilities by setting historic hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors

News Release

OFCCP News Release: [12/08/2011]
Contact Name: Laura McGinnis or Mike Trupo
Phone Number: (202) 693-4653 or x6588
Release Number: 11-1614-NAT
US Labor Department seeks to improve job opportunities for Americans with disabilities by setting historic hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors

http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20111614.htm

Access to Medical Care: Two-DVD Curriculum on Treating People with Disabilities

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