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1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Rm 404, Portland, OR 97204

Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

New Regulations effective March 24, 2014

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) New Regulations to
Improve Job Opportunities for Protected Veterans (PVs) and Individuals with Disabilities (IWDS)

On September 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published Final Rules in the Federal Register that make changes to the regulations implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended (VEVRAA) at 41 CFR Part 60-300 and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) at 41 CFR Part 30-741.

On March 24, 2014, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) implemented a Final Rule that makes changes to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503) at 41 CFR 60-741. Section 503 prohibits employers from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities (IWDs) and requires employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain these individuals.

The City of Portland is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to affirmative action and diversity programs. The City is committed to take affirmation action in recruiting, employing, training, retaining and advancing in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities (IWDs) at all levels of employment.

To help us measure how well we are doing, the City invites all applicants and employees to fill out the voluntary self-identification forms for protected veterans and disability status. Current City employees are encouraged to fill out the forms at any time during their employment. Your participation will help us assess if programs are working and guide us in determining what new programs are needed.

EEO is the Law

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Protected Veterans (PV)

Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)

Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs)

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act

The City of Portland is subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act (VEVRAA) as amended. VEVRAA prohibits the City from discriminating in employment against qualified protected veterans. The new rule strengthens the affirmative action provisions of the regulations to aid employers in their efforts to recruit and hire qualified protected veterans and improve job opportunities for these individuals. Section 503 prohibits discrimination in employment against qualified individuals with disabilities (IWDs) and requires employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain qualified IWDs. The new rule strengthens the affirmative action provisions of the regulations to aid employers in their efforts to recruit and hire qualified IWDs and improve job opportunities for these individuals.
City employees are invited to use the form for Voluntary Self-Identify Protected Veterans Information to voluntarily self-identify protected veteran status as well as their gender, race and ethnicity information. PDF Form for Voluntary Self-Identify Disability Information This is an OFCCP CC-305 Form for Voluntary Self-identification of Individuals with Disability. This form is OMB-approved and, as such, its content cannot be altered or changed. There form is also available online for City employees and applicants who wish to submit the information electronically.
 OFCCP FAQs for New VEVRAA Regulations
OFCCP FAQs for New Section 503 Regulations
Fact Sheet on VEVRAA Fact Sheet on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Veterans' Preference Information Disability Resources (Hiring IWD)
Am I a Protected Veteran? OFCCP Self-ID Video
Employment Resources for Veterans Disability Programs and Services Nationwide
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation
Veterans Employment Initiative Disability.gov's Quick Links

Disability Resources (Hiring IWD)

Hiring people with disabilities

Fact Sheet on Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

OFCCP Fact Sheet on Section 503 for IWD

Fact Sheet on VEVRAA

OFCCP's fact sheet on VEVRAA for PV

FAQs on New Section 503 Regulations for IWD

Frequently asked questions on Section 503

FAQs on New VEVRAA Regulations for PV

Frequently asked questions on VEVRAA

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

OFCCP’s New Regulations to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities (IWD)

Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

VETS prepares America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provides them with employment resources and expertise, protects their employment rights and promotes their employment opportunities

Veterans' Preference Information

Under Oregon law ORS 408.225-408-238, veterans who meet minimum qualifications for a position may be eligible for employment preference.

Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)

OFCCP’s New Regulations to Improve Job Opportunities for Protected Veterans (PV)

Voluntary Self-Identify Protected Veterans Information Form

PDF Form-Invitation to voluntarily self-ID as protected veteran (PV)