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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released the revised self-identification form that government contractors are expected to use to comply with the new affirmative action regulations issued on September 24, 2013 for individuals with disabilities. The new regulations, effective March 24, 2014, require contractors to solicit disability information from applicants at the pre-offer stage, and from new hires at the post-offer stage. Within the first year of the regulations’ effective date and at least every five years thereafter, contractors are also required to ask their employees to self-identify their disability status. The Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability survey can be accessed here.