Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability


Federal regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require certain federal contractors to ask applicants to voluntarily self-identify their disability status at both the pre-offer and post-offer phases of the application process and to invite  all employees to self-identify every five years. The rule applies to federal contractors and subcontractors that have 50 or more employees and a contract of $50,000. These contractors must develop an affirmative action program and solicit disability information. All invitations to self-identify must be made using this Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form which is provided by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Any version of this form must be at least 11-pitch for font size (with the exception of the footnote and the burden statement which must be at least 10-pitch in size.) 

Note: Contractors have until August 4, 2020, to implement the new form into their applicant and employee systems and processes. Contractors must continue use of the form approved by OMB in 2017 until they have incorporated the revised form.