System Check: Adverse Impact Analyses Should Not Be Limited to Minorities and Females

OFCCP recently entered into two hiring settlements where the Agency alleged systemic discrimination against male applicants. These settlements reminds us OFCCP is not just focused on statistical trends against minorities and females, but that the Agency is also running adverse impact analyses against whites and males and will “go where the numbers take them.” In … Continue reading System Check: Adverse Impact Analyses Should Not Be Limited to Minorities and Females
September 13, 2013

More Educational Opportunities about the OFCCP’s New Veterans and Disability Regulations

Over the past few weeks, we provided our initial assessment of the OFCCP’s new disability and veterans regulations.  We also held our first in a series of complimentary webinars to help the employer community better understand their new obligations and the implications for your budgets, staffing and IT systems.  More to come soon in the … Continue reading More Educational Opportunities about the OFCCP’s New Veterans and Disability Regulations
September 12, 2013

Initial Thoughts on the New VEVRAA Regulations

The latest buzz – not surprisingly – revolves around the long-awaited OFCCP veteran and disability regulations.  We already blogged about our initial observations of the new Section 503 regulations, now it’s time to focus on the new veterans regulations… Like the new Section 503 regulations, the new veterans regulations create additional data obligations for employers.  … Continue reading Initial Thoughts on the New VEVRAA Regulations
September 10, 2013

Complimentary Webcast: OFCCP Issues New Rules Regarding Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

As we’ve mentioned in our previous posts about the new Veterans and Disability Regulations we will be providing information and insights about the new regulations in various forms over the upcoming weeks, including through a series of three complimentary webcasts. The first of these webcasts, to be released September 9th, will provide an overview of both rules and … Continue reading Complimentary Webcast: OFCCP Issues New Rules Regarding Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities
September 4, 2013

OFCCP Hosts Webinars to Introduce New Regulations

We just finished hearing from OFCCP in the second of two webinars on the Agency’s newly released Veterans and Disability regulations.  In both presentations OFCCP walked through a general background of the regulations and highlighted some of the significant changes and/or additions to the rules.  The Agency called the regulations “a more tailored and stream-lined approach that focus on … Continue reading OFCCP Hosts Webinars to Introduce New Regulations
August 30, 2013

Some Initial Insights into OFCCP’s New Section 503 Regulations

As we shared with you on Tuesday, Vice President Biden announced that the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has released its long-anticipated final regulations under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (“Section 503”). Section 503 prohibits covered Federal contractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities … Continue reading Some Initial Insights into OFCCP’s New Section 503 Regulations
August 29, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: OFCCP Releases New Veterans and Disability Regulations

The wait is finally over – OFCCP has released the long-awaited Veterans and Disability Regulations. The regulations have not yet been published in the Federal Register but soon will be and will take effect 180 days after publication. We’re making our way through the materials and will be back soon with updates.
August 27, 2013

OFCCP Releases Updated Compliance Manual

OFCCP has at long-last released the updated Federal Contract Compliance Manual (“FCCM”), which guides Compliance Officers during compliance evaluations.  OFCCP says the 500+ page manual “provides procedural and technical guidance on compliance issues based on current agency procedures and processes and improves consistency across the agency´s regional and field offices.”  This peek behind the curtain … Continue reading OFCCP Releases Updated Compliance Manual
August 23, 2013

Contractor Community Request Meetings to Discuss Pending Vets and Disability Regulations

We’ve previously written about OFCCP’s July 30 and 31 submission of revised proposals for regulations on compliance obligations regarding Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities to the of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for approval.  If OMB determines no additional comment is needed to approve OFCCP’s regulations, OFCCP could soon published final versions in the Federal Register. … Continue reading Contractor Community Request Meetings to Discuss Pending Vets and Disability Regulations
August 22, 2013

OFCCP Does Some Summer Cleaning

Spring is long gone but OFCCP has recently been doing some weeding… and replanting.  OFCCP recently released these Directives, some more notable than others: Directive 312 rescinds Directive 261 which established annual best practice awards for federal contractors and service organizations.  The Exemplary Voluntary Efforts , Exemplary Public Interest Contribution and the Secretary of Labor’s … Continue reading OFCCP Does Some Summer Cleaning
August 21, 2013

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