New Guidelines for Internet Job Seekers
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— reported by Monster.com
On February 6, 2006, new regulations from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) went into effect, changing the way federal contractors recruit and track Internet job applicants.
The regulations are designed to enhance enforcement of laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity and gender. For now, these regulations apply to all government contractors or subcontractors covered under Executive Order 11246. This includes at least 20,000 employers.
According to the OFCCP’s final rule, an Internet applicant must meet four criteria:
- The individual submits an expression of interest in employment through the Internet or related electronic data technologies.
- The contractor considers the individual for employment in a particular position.
- The individual’s expression of interest indicates the individual possesses the basic qualifications for the position.
- The individual at no point in the contractor’s selection process — prior to receiving an offer of employment from the contractor — removes himself from further consideration or otherwise indicates that he is no longer interested in the position.
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