On October 19, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new Reasonable Accommodation Pocket Card. The card uses easy to understand language and answers four common questions about requesting a reasonable accommodation.
On October 13, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a video encouraging individuals with disabilities to self-identify, in conjunction with Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration. The OFCCP states on the page for the video that, “as part of its ongoing efforts to support greater self-identification by individuals with disabilities, [the OFCCP] created this video to explain why voluntary self-identification is a good thing.”
On October 8, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a settlement with Fastenal Company to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination, which includes a payment of $1,253,611 to a class of 7,398 African Americans and 1,055 women. The OFCCP is alleging that Fastenal discriminated against 171 general warehouse job applicants at distribution facilities in Indianapolis and Atlanta.