Date: May 7th, 2012
Subject: National Industry Liaison Group Signs Alliance with Office of Disability Employment Policy
On April 23rd, the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG), a nonprofit organization formed with the purpose of enhancing communication between federal contractors and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP), signed an Alliance Agreement with the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to promote the hiring of individuals with disabilities.
The alliance agreement serves as an additional step toward developing model initiatives, policies, and procedures which will assist federal contractors in meeting enhanced recruiting, hiring and retention goals set forth under the proposed changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, currently pending approval with The Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The primary sections of the alliance agreement include:
- Enhancing educational and training policies and support materials to ILGs and contractors related to the recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement of individuals with disabilities
- The development of ODEP funded resources which provide model employment strategies
- The development of communication initiatives (print and electronic media) to share case studies related to successful contractor practices pertaining to the above stated goals