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: Employers have until July 25, 2023, to implement and use this updated form (which expires on April 30, 2026).