VOCcentral, a product of SourceCast, looks to help Federal contractors satisfy new job listing requirements as proposed changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 go into affect later this year.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – June 17, 2013 – In response to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) proposed changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, DirectEmployers Association, a nonprofit HR trade association of global employers, has been working diligently with SourceCast, a provider of innovative job distribution and compliance solutions, to create VOCcentral. Like its predecessor, VETcentral, VOCcentral will provide Federal contractors with OFCCP compliance while working to distribute jobs to the appropriate local employment offices as well as provide detailed delivery reporting.
“Having worked with SourceCast for over five years, I have come to believe that they understand our level of commitment to our member companies. I have no doubt that VOCcentral will be as comprehensive and effective as VETcentral has been for Federal contractors,” commented Bill Warren, Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association.
Partnered since 2007, DirectEmployers and SourceCast have worked closely together to provide compliance tools to Members of the Association. VETcentral, SourceCast’s flagship product that focuses on veteran outreach and job distribution, was created to help Federal contractors satisfy the Federal Contractor Job Listing (FCJL) requirements. Now as the OFCCP prepares to revise Section 503, Federal contractors will be subject to similar regulations on outreach and job distribution to persons with disabilities.
To help Federal contractors adjust accordingly to these new changes, VOCcentral will reach out to thousands of Vocational Rehabilitation and other employment centers across the United States. To help connect with desired candidates and meet the outreach and job listing requirements of Section 503, VOCcentral includes a job distribution tool that:
- Takes job postings, already uploaded to an employer’s career site, and automatically distributes them to local employment offices, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers, Career One Stops and State lists
- Augments job descriptions with a list of job-specific attributes to aid career centers in selecting the appropriate candidates
- Ensures that job postings are going to all local centers, with the most up-to-date information and guaranteed delivery
- Creates a detailed audit trail for every job distributed and its delivery
- Creates individualized, web-based compliance reports
- Maintains data for 5 years
While final revisions to Section 503 have yet to be formally announced, DirectEmployers is providing full support to VOCcentral. Members of the Association looking to be proactive have the opportunity to receive discounted, Member-only rates. More information on VOCcentral and the discount rate can be found at http://www.sourcecast.net/products/voccentral.php.
About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association is a leading nonprofit HR consortium of global employers that was formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of best practices, and research and development of technology where labor practices are concerned. Through this consortium, business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide.
SourceCast, an affiliate company of XPAND Corporation, is a provider of innovative solutions for human resources, workforce development professionals, and job seekers. Utilizing the core proficiencies and skills of XPAND, SourceCast is seeking to take those skills to the next level and create its own unique identity as the leading HR solution. We have worked with various government agencies and private enterprises to develop some of the most advanced solutions on the market, VETcentral and VOCcentral, Virtual Career Network, and CareerOneStop.
Nancy Holland, DirectEmployers Association, 317-874-9022, email@example.com