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UGH: Obama admin forcing federal contractors to hire 7% disabled workers or face penalties
The Right Scoop ^ | 3/20/14 | staff

Posted on 03/20/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT by Nachum

Another ridiculous regulation coming down from the Obama administration, basically telling federal contractors if they want to keep getting federal contracts then they must ensure that 7% of their workforce have a disability, which means these companies will be required to ask about this when hiring.

WSJ – U.S. regulations are coming into effect next week that will require federal contractors to ask their employees if they have a disability, the WSJ reports. A group of employers that includes Boeing Co., Dell Inc. and AT&T Inc., among some 40,000 others, will be compelled to ask about employees’ disabilities for the first time. Those that don’t employ a minimum of 7% disabled workers, or can’t prove they are taking steps to achieve that goal, could face penalties and, in the most extreme cases, the loss of their contracts, according to a government official.

The target applies to contractors with 50 or more employees or more than $50,000 in government work. The Labor Department issued the rules as part of an effort to reduce the high jobless rate among people with disabilities; a similar initiative calls for an 8% hiring target for military veterans. Government officials say the targets are “aspirational” and not rigid quotas. The legislation will affect nearly a quarter of the U.S. workforce, but employees aren’t required to disclose their specific impairment.

Stuart Varney wonders what about the American Disabilities Act, which prohibits employers from asking if someone has a disability. Will they now be taken to court for asking even though they are mandated to ask? Varney says these companies will be damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: admin; contractors; disabled; obama

1 posted on 03/20/2014 6:04:12 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/20/2014 6:04:49 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

This is what happens when you elect an idiot as president.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 6:08:15 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Nachum

Most people on disability are welfare cheats getting disability payments for “mental disability”


4 posted on 03/20/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Nachum

Does twitching, convulsing and/or barfing at the mention of Brocko Bama’s name constitute a “disability”? If so, I’m golden.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Nachum

Has the administration defined ‘disabled’?

Maybe ‘disabled’ will be defined as ‘LIV’.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 6:09:16 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: Nachum

Assuming someone is TRULY disabled, it would be more cost effective for them to stay home and get a monthly check, rather than force unworkable workplace accommodations/modifications upon employers.

Of course, the million dollar question is now that they’re forcing contractors to hire disabled people, are they going to force the disabled to work for them?


7 posted on 03/20/2014 6:10:00 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Nachum

Is 7% of the work force disabled? What is the unemployment rate? Are they all disabled?


8 posted on 03/20/2014 6:10:53 PM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: rdcbn

On disability vs disabled, there is a difference. People on disability generally aren’t working or looking for work.

Disabled people like myself work pretty dang hard.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 6:12:17 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum
Stuart Varney wonders what about the American Disabilities Act, which prohibits employers from asking if someone has a disability.

This is how you reward your friends and punish your enemies. Those who make large contributions to your campaigns, etc, and toe the political line will get a pass (the DOJ will "refuse to prosecute").

Companies who don't kowtow to the zero king will be viciously prosecuted beyond the extent of the law (the Left's minion-bots will be driven to march in protest in front of your business, "experts" will go on as many talk shows as possible and demonize you and yours). And I haven't even mentioned Obammy's media!

Wait... isn't that what the Left is doing now? I guess this is just a way to legitimize them.

10 posted on 03/20/2014 6:15:09 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Nachum

Blind crane operators wanted.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 6:16:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Nachum

This will be easy. Just like the exemption from the Obamacare mandate where you just have to say I had a problem signing up, just state that you are disabled and bingo no proof needed you are disabled.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 6:17:40 PM PDT by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
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To: Nachum

so all big obama donors wil be given a pass if they can’t met the 7%. however if the admin doesn’t like you they can impose the penalties.


13 posted on 03/20/2014 6:19:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nachum

Here is the DOL rule: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/vevraa.htm

Some of the little ditties in that rule:

Hiring benchmarks: The Final Rule requires that contractors establish annual hiring benchmarks for protected veterans. Contractors must use one of two methods to establish their benchmarks. Contractors may choose to establish a benchmark equal to the national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force, which will be published and updated annually by OFCCP. Alternatively, contractors may establish their own benchmarks using certain data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Veterans’ Employment and Training Service/Employment and Training Administration (VETS/ETA) that will be also be published by OFCCP, as well other factors that reflect the contractor’s unique hiring circumstances. The data will be posted in the Benchmark Database (coming soon).

Data collection: The Final Rule requires that contractors document and update annually several quantitative comparisons for the number of veterans who apply for jobs and the number of veterans they hire. Having this data will assist contractors in measuring the effectiveness of their outreach and recruitment efforts. The data must be maintained for three years to be used to spot trends.


Just what we need...yet more FEDGOV social engineering.


14 posted on 03/20/2014 6:22:26 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Nachum
employees aren’t required to disclose their specific impairment.

Well then, I be impaired, and that will be expressed in bold font on my resume.

15 posted on 03/20/2014 6:25:29 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: rdcbn

“Most people on disability are welfare cheats getting disability payments for “mental disability””

Really? My disability came from protecting your right to say that.


16 posted on 03/20/2014 6:27:42 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Nachum

My daughter had to quit work because of seriously debilitating migraines that brought on vertigo. I wonder if she can make Boeing hire her?


17 posted on 03/20/2014 6:29:39 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: rdcbn
Most people on disability are welfare cheats getting disability payments for “mental disability”

What? Most people who are still working and trying to work are getting disability payments for a mental disability?

18 posted on 03/20/2014 6:31:38 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Nachum

Pretty easy to fulfill ... “Are you or have you ever been a Democrat?” .... yes, check the mentally challenged box.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 6:33:00 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (History is about to be repeated in the Third World of Progressive intellectual and moral depravity.)
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To: Nachum

The Feral Government has defined so many conditions as disabilities that most businesses are probably already beyond the 7% mark.

They just won’t know it until people are forced to declare their illnesses, addictions, weaknesses and bad habits.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 6:33:07 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Nachum

Oh so glad I’m retired and don’t have to put up with this bullshit.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 6:48:05 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Nachum

I can see it now.
WANTED for FEDERAL JOBS.

One armed paperhangers.
Blind Proofreaders
Seizure prone aircraft pilots.

The list is endless!


22 posted on 03/20/2014 7:00:49 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Nachum

They still count heroin addicts as disabled.


23 posted on 03/20/2014 7:01:49 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Nachum
Ummm...

Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Questions And Answers

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

Prohibited Inquiries and Examinations

Before making an offer of employment, an employer may not ask job applicants about the existence, nature, or severity of a disability. Applicants may be asked about their ability to perform job functions. A job offer may be conditioned on the results of a medical examination, but only if the examination is required for all entering employees in the same job category. Medical examinations of employees must be job-related and consistent with business necessity.

I can't wait to be entertained by the debate to negate that...

However, I completely agree with the hiring requirements for federal contractors of disabled veterans.

I just don't understand how they plan on reaching a 15% "aspirational target" for combined 'disabled' workers and 'veterans with disabilities'...

24 posted on 03/20/2014 7:03:38 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Nachum

This will result in lowered productivity, which will increase the price of the contractors product to taxpayers.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 7:07:59 PM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if 7% of his personal staff are disabled?


26 posted on 03/20/2014 7:11:01 PM PDT by Usually_Disappointed (I wonder what this is for?)
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To: Nachum

A black, a woman, two Jews, and a cripple.


27 posted on 03/20/2014 7:21:58 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Nachum

Does ADA forbid such questions?

Is there an ADA savvy lawyer in the house?


28 posted on 03/20/2014 7:35:06 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Nachum
On the average anyone with an official disability is not likely to be looking for a job. Gainful employment means the end of government largesse. I have worked with probably hundreds of "disabled" people during my career and it is rare to see one who would trade his disability payment for the opportunity to get up and go to work every day, even for more money.
29 posted on 03/20/2014 7:39:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nachum

Not really hard. Just tell each employee to list all their disabilities, with rewards for the biggest list. At a big company, anything is possible provided you do everything by the numbers.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Nachum

Impeach Dictator B. Hussein Obama in 2014, PERIOD.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 8:22:37 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Here is a good one.
Inexperienced misguided homosexual muslim educated way beyond his intelligence half breed traitor bastard lazy corrupt past life hidden entitled doofus for president.

Got into the white house twice.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 8:32:47 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Nachum

At least 7% of our employees are DEMOCRATS.

You can’t get more DISABLED THAN THAT!!!!


33 posted on 03/20/2014 8:39:07 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Nachum

When will we finally be free of this asshat.


34 posted on 03/20/2014 8:39:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Nachum

...and every one of them SHOULD BE a vet with a war-related disability...the others can suck eggs.


35 posted on 03/21/2014 5:17:09 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jeffersony")
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To: Iron Munro

That’s the crux of the problem with it. I fully support hiring the disabled, even given preferences to military disabled.

But I don’t like mandating that employers create a wider paper trial on the disabled, particularly if their employees don’t want to provide the info.

And given other gvt information and data mining initiatives it wouldn’t surprise me if this were really a data gathering program masking itself as something to benefit the disabled.


36 posted on 03/21/2014 5:26:15 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter
And given other gvt information and data mining initiatives it wouldn’t surprise me if this were really a data gathering program masking itself as something to benefit the disabled.

Excellent point.


37 posted on 03/21/2014 5:37:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Nachum
Isn't this exactly what the Mafia does?

Force people to hire ghost workers whose paychecks got to them?

38 posted on 03/21/2014 6:54:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Nachum

If a person is on SS disability, and they work, they LOSE that disability! MORE UNDERHANDED tricks by the dictator in chief.


39 posted on 03/21/2014 9:02:20 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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