The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a final rule in the Federal Register on January 3, 2017, on Affirmative Action for Individuals With
Disabilities in Federal Employment.
Effective date: This final rule will be applicable on March 6, 2017.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or
Commission) is issuing its final rule to amend the regulations that require
federal agencies to engage in affirmative action for individuals with
disabilities. These changes clarify the obligations that the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 imposes on federal agencies, as employers, that are over and above the
obligation not to discriminate on the basis of disability. The regulation does
not apply to the private sector or to state or local governments.