Self-Identify FAQs

A recurring topic of inquiry from our members is when they are required to extend invitations to applicants and employees to “self-identify” their race, ethnicity, sex, disability, and veteran status, and what information must be included in these mandatory invitations.

In fact, companies that do business with the federal government are explicitly required to extend these invitations pursuant to regulations issued by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Our Self-ID FAQ Resource covers current self-identification requirements for race, ethnicity, sex, disability, and veteran status, with a focus on the three laws that OFCCP enforces: Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA).

The FAQs are broken down into three general headings: Race, Ethnicity, and Sex Demographic Data; Disability Data; and Protected Veteran Data.

Self-ID FAQs

A guide to mandatory invitations to self-identify.

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