Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sec. 503)
Federal contractors are required to take affirmative action to hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities, invite those qualified to self-identify
, collect data on hiring trends, and provide equal employment opportunity. OFCCP's Sec. 503 Checklist Tool
helps contractors assess their AAP requirements.
Why is it important?
Compliance audits include a review of the contractor's hiring trends, outreach, and online job application systems to ensure that contractors are providing equal opportunity to qualified individuals compliant to Sec. 503.
Visit the Department of Labor (DOL)
website to learn more about Sec. 503.