There is a field in RAPIDS to specify that an apprentice chose not to complete the form or answered, “I Don’t Wish to Answer.” Sponsors that use RAPIDS are encouraged to enter the information from Form 671 into the system, as this will make it easy to complete the disability workforce analysis.
If an apprentice selects “I Don’t Wish to Answer” on the Voluntary Disability Disclosure Form, how should that individual’s information be entered in the Registered Apprenticeship Partners Information Management Data System (RAPIDS)?
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