Although the Society for Human Resource Management agrees with the goal of hiring individuals with disabilities, it submitted comments stating that the proposal by the Department of Labor to revise federal contractors' affirmative action plans a burden that will increase costs without ensuring further opportunities for people with disabilities.

This stance, which was submitted to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, also includes SHRM's support of the proposed goals, including bettering outreach to individuals with disabilities.

"Measuring progress through onerous paperwork requirements and inherently unreliable data does not advance the OFCCP's stated goals and, indeed, only detracts from federal contractors' current efforts to provide meaningful employment opportunities and supportive environments for individuals with disabilities and other protected groups," according to the SHRM statement.

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