Faculty Search Patch Release Notes - 2020.07.14

The U.S. Department of Labor has updated the question text and answer options related to disability in the standard VEVRAA/503-compliant form. The default EEO form in Faculty Search has been updated to reflect this change.

Clients using the standard EEO form: will not have to take any action to see these changes. The form is automatically updated and compliant.

Clients using cloned EEO forms: will need to clone the updated EEO form and then add their questions, just like when the cloned form was initially created.

Clients using a custom form: will need to add their updates to the form to remain compliant, or use the standard or cloned option.

If you have created a custom or cloned version of this EEO form, the disability statement section of your custom form must reflect the Department of Labor updates.

Please see here for information on how to ensure your custom or cloned EEO Form is updated to include the D.O.L. updates to the form.

Updated Disability Statement/Question on Standard EEO Form:

A Faculty Search user interacting with the standard EEO form will see the form updated in the following areas:

  • Applicant-facing form
  • Administration
  • Reporting

Existing form submissions (questions/answers) on the standard EEO form will not be changed.

Admins creating a new institution with the Faculty Search module will see it reflect these updates and have the new questions/answers

Please see the attached file to see the updated standard VEVRAA/503-compliant form:

Changes Made:

  1. Added a new optional field to the form, Employee ID (if applicable), that displays immediately following the Todays Date field.
  2. Updated the expiration date of the form
    • Expiration number has changed from Expires 1/31/2020 to Expires 05/31/2023
  3. On the "Why are you being asked to complete this form?" question:
    • Updated the question body
    • Updated the question "How do I know if I have a disability?" to "How do you know if you have a disability?" and its options, ex:
      • Autism
      • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
      • Blind or low vision
      • Cancer
      • Cardiovascular or heart disease
      • Celiac disease
      • Cerebral palsy
      • Deaf or hard of hearing
      • Depression or anxiety
      • Diabetes
      • Epilepsy
      • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
      • Intellectual disability
      • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
      • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinsons disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
      • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression
  4. Updated the answer text option from "prefer not to disclose" to "I dont wish to answer."  We are updating the text of this option for all questions to the new text.
  5. Updated Reasonable Accommodation Notice heading to be Public Burden Statement with only the Public Burden Statement content.

Note: We are not updating existing responses.