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Updated Census Data Ready for Use for January 1, 2022 AAPs and Beyond

On the eve of the Labor Day weekend, OFCCP notified federal contractors of the availability of updated census data for use in determining the AAP availability of women and minorities:  Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation (EEO Tab).  While the data is not 2020 census data, it is based on 2014 through 2018 American Community Survey census... Continue Reading…
September 7, 2021

OFCCP Doubles-Down on Commitment to Review Construction Contractor Compliance with New CSAL

September is starting off in a hurry with a flurry of activity from OFCCP.  In addition to notices involving pay data and AAP verification, OFCCP also issued a new federal construction contractor Courtesy Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) identifying an additional 400 construction compliance reviews.  Simultaneously, OFCCP disclosed its Methodology for Developing the CSAL. Notably, the... Continue Reading…
September 1, 2021

OFCCP Moves Forward Towards AAP Verification

Among the many “hot” topics for federal contractors, OFCCP’s intention for AAP verification and/or certification ranks among the top.  In September 2020, OFCCP published a notice seeking comment on the possibility of an annual AAP certification and verification process.  Towards that end, the Agency also sought Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an... Continue Reading…
September 1, 2021

OFCCP To Revisit Possibility of Using EEO-1 Pay Data for Enforcement

In November 2019, OFCCP announced it would not “request, accept or use” Component 2 pay data submitted by employers as part of EEOC’s previous pay data collection reporting obligation.  OFCCP’s notice followed on the heels of EEOC’s notice that it would not be seeking renewal of approval to collect pay data beyond 2017 and 2018.... Continue Reading…
September 1, 2021

UPDATE: EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended Until October 25, 2021

The EEOC has announced on its EEO-1 Data Collection website that it has, again, extended the deadline for filing EEO-1 Reports this year—this time to October 25.  Employers still rushing to finalize and upload their 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports by the prior August 23 deadline will certainly welcome this extra breathing room. But EEOC’s announcement... Continue Reading…
August 18, 2021

That’s A Wrap: OFCCP Regional Director Panel Closes Out the 2021 NILG National Conference

The final day of the 2021 NILG National Conference ended on a high note with presentations from, and panel discussions with, OFCCP Regional Directors Melissa Speer (SWARM), Aida Collins (SE), Michele Hodge (MidAtlantic) and Diana Sen (NE).  The four women represented the six OFCCP regions, speaking on behalf of Jane Suhr (Pacific) and Carmen Navarro... Continue Reading…
August 4, 2021

EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows Opens Day Two of 2021 ILG National Conference

On the heels of a successful first day of the 2021 ILG National Conference, attendees were treated to an in-person morning keynote speech from Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Charlotte Burrows to kick-off the second day of the conference. Chair Burrows recognized in her opening remarks the current challenges facing our nation can sometimes seem... Continue Reading…
August 3, 2021

OFCCP Director Jenny Yang Addresses 2021 ILG National Conference

Hello and Welcome from the Opening Day of the 2021 Industry Liaison Group (ILG) National Conference. After a year hiatus, the 2021 ILG National Conference officially kicked off today from Nashville, TN.  Offering access to programming both virtually and in person, the conference is working hard to address the realities of operating in a COVID... Continue Reading…
August 2, 2021

Breaking News: On-Site Federal Contractor Employees Not Fully Vaccinated May be Subject to Mask and COVID Screening Requirements

In an effort to slow the spread of the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus, President Biden announced (in a July 29, 2021 White House Fact Sheet, as well as at a press conference) that on-site federal contractor employees will be asked about their vaccination status and if not fully vaccinated, be required to wear... Continue Reading…
July 29, 2021

Proposed Regulations Implementing $15 Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Issued

As covered in our last blog post on this topic, President Biden issued Executive Order 14026  on April 27, 2021 raising to $15 per hour the minimum wage certain federal contractors must pay workers performing work “on or in connection with” a covered federal contract or subcontract.  According to the Executive Order, the Department of... Continue Reading…
July 21, 2021

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