An individual is not an "Internet
applicant" until all four of the following criteria are met.
|The individual submits an expression of interest in employment through the Internet or related electronic data technologies|
|The employer considers the individual for employment in a particular position|
|The individual’s expression of interest shows that he/she meets the basic qualifications for the position|
|The individual does not remove him/herself from consideration prior to an offer of employment|
OFCCP’s Federal Contractor Selection System (FCSS) is an administratively neutral selection system that uses multiple information sources and analytical procedures to identify federal contractors for evaluation. It is estimated that it will take a company approximately 30 hours to compile the itemized list of requested information for the initial phase of the audit. Monetary settlements can be required of companies found to be in violation of laws and regulations governed by OFCCP.
Many of the features on our sites make it easier for you to comply with this rule. You will have a historical record of your hiring searches and information will be easily accessible, saving you time during the evaluation process.
Collection of Demographic Data for Internet Applicants
We provide the tools you need to gather gender, race and ethnicity information from all applicants. The information you will receive is the type of information you may need if your company is going through an OFCCP audit. While you have easy access to these tools, it is your choice if and how to utilize these tools in the recruiting process.
OFCCP routinely asks for information about your open job positions during compliance audits and may require proof of your adherence to the mandatory job listing provision.
|Mandatory Job Listing with Local State Employment Offices|
|Cross-Posting: With this premium service, your jobs are automatically listed on the state’s Employment Service Delivery System (ESDS) (State Job Bank) for participating states in which you have been registered with the ESDS. The job posting reference number from the ESDS is recorded for reporting purposes.|
Email: In the event your jobs cannot be cross-posted, they are emailed to the appropriate state workforce
agency for participating states. The email requests your job be listed appropriately within the delivery system. The name
of the agency that the individual email was delivered to with a link to view a copy of the email that was sent is retained
for reporting requirements.
In response to changing technologies, many contractors have moved towards using an online job application system as their primary, if not exclusive, method for accepting applications for employment. While some of these systems may be accessible to individuals with disabilities, others may be completely inaccessible or partially accessible due to technological limitations. Irrespective of the level of accessibility of the online application system, federal contractors and subcontractors must ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans have an equal opportunity for employment.
As of July 10, 2008, all OFCCP compliance audits now include a review of the contractor’s online job application systems to ensure that the contractor is providing equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. The review includes whether the contractor is providing reasonable accommodation, when requested, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. In this directive, the term "online system" includes, but is not limited to, all electronic or web-based systems that the contractor uses in all of its personnel activities.
Our job application web site has always been designed with the goal of a clean, consistent, and flexible architecture.
We routinely evaluate and improve our web site in order to provide an easy, helpful, and productive experience for all job
seekers including those with disabilities. Internet accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand,
navigate, and interact with the Internet. Our web site is designed with careful consideration so that several different
components of Internet development work together in order for the web site to be accessible to people with disabilities.
Accessibility of Online Application Systems
With respect to OFCCP, we have specifically addressed the following criteria:
Our Accessibility statement is quickly and easily found on any web page. This statement provides job seekers with the specific design components utilized within our web site and information on how they can customize their web browsers in order to fit their unique needs.