Bowling Green State University is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community that embraces the talents and achievements of all individuals and insuring compliance with federal regulations.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued new regulations that changed the way we report our workforce, specifically regarding individuals with disabilities. The new regulations mandate a good-faith effort to achieve a workforce with seven percent (7%) employees with disabilities. Therefore, the University must canvass all faculty and staff to capture an initial baseline for compliance reporting.
While your update is encouraged to assist the University in better understanding and reporting the makeup of its workforce, updating your status is optional and voluntary. No employment decisions will be based on whether or not a status update is offered. The data is being collected to assess retention and will be kept confidential.
Please take a moment to log into MyBGSU and update your disability status as follows:
- Select the Employees tab
- Scroll to the Disability Link in the left navigation panel
- Click on the link
- Complete the form by selecting one of the three buttons
- Click “Submit”
Frequently Asked Questions
We are asking all employees to complete the self-identification form to comply with amended regulations issued by the United States Department of Labor Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program (OFCCP).
Changes in federal regulations require each federal contractor to take specific actions in its affirmative action programs for individuals with a disability, including inviting current employees to self-identify as an individual with a disability once on or before the start date of the campus’s next Affirmative Action Plan and every five (5) years thereafter.
No. While completing this form is voluntary, we would appreciate your participation so that we may monitor the attainment of our goals to reach out, hire and provide equal opportunity to qualified persons with disabilities. However, completion of the self-identification form is voluntary; an employee’s refusal to self-identify does not have negative consequences.
No. This information is collected for the sole purpose of the AAP reports, which are prepared each year. This information does not become part of the employee’s personnel file. Additionally, the self-identification does not require employees to specify the type of disability, or to provide documentation of the disability.
Checking the box “Yes, I have a disability (or previously had a disability)” on the self-identification form does not take the place of contacting Disability Services to begin a discussion about reasonable accommodations.
Yes, you may update your information at any time.
Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. However, you may submit a new self-identification form at any time if your status changes
You can find the self-identification form in MyBGSU. Select the Employees tab, scroll to the Disability Link in the left navigation panel, click on the link, complete the form by selecting one of the three buttons, then click “Submit.”
Please contact Disability Services to begin the discussion about a reasonable accommodation. You may be asked to provide documentation of the need for accommodation.