Are Revised Veterans and Diasability Regulations Imminent? Likely Not.

In the recently released Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Spring 2013 “Agency Rule List,” the long awaited revisions to the OFCCP’s Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities regulations are listed with a July 2013 release date.  If this was truly the case, the Office of Budget and Management’s (OMB) would have received (and reported on its … Continue reading Are Revised Veterans and Diasability Regulations Imminent? Likely Not.
July 11, 2013

OFCCP Director Shares Agency’s Thoughts on Recent Supreme Court Decisions

On June 27, Patricia Shiu,  OFCCP Director, gave the key-note speech at the National Employment Lawyers Association’s 2013 Annual Convention.  In a portion of her remarks, Director Shiu referred to two U.S. Supreme Court decisions from this term – Vance v. Ball, which narrowly defined “supervisor” for Title VII purposes, and University of Texas Southwest … Continue reading OFCCP Director Shares Agency’s Thoughts on Recent Supreme Court Decisions
July 8, 2013

2013 EEO-1 Reporting Period Scheduled to Open In July: Users to Receive New Passwords

In preparation for the 2013 EEO-1 reporting period, set to open in July, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reset the passwords for all users of the online system “for security and confidentiality purposes.”  Reporting companies will receive “notification letters” that will contain their new password. Users who need to access the system … Continue reading 2013 EEO-1 Reporting Period Scheduled to Open In July: Users to Receive New Passwords
July 1, 2013

US Supreme Court Addresses Affirmative Action in Higher Ed . . . Sort of

On June 24th the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al. – a highly anticipated decision and the court’s most prominent opportunity to address affirmative action in the last decade.  Fisher involves the use of race in the higher education admissions context and experts speculated the Court’s decision may shed light on … Continue reading US Supreme Court Addresses Affirmative Action in Higher Ed . . . Sort of
June 24, 2013

OFCCP Charges of Discrimination – Yes, OFCCP Not EEOC

For most employers dealings with OFCCP usually come in the context of responding to a scheduling letter initiating a compliance review.  There is, however, another way OFCCP can investigate an employer.  Two partners from our OFCCP and Affirmative Action practice group, Matt Camardella and Eric Felsberg recently provided employers with practical pointers and advice for responding to an … Continue reading OFCCP Charges of Discrimination – Yes, OFCCP Not EEOC
June 20, 2013

Signs Point to Continued OFCCP Focus on Pay Discrimination as the Equal Pay Act Turns 50

On Monday, June 10, 2013, the Equal Pay Act turned 50. President Obama commemorated this historic anniversary with public remarks at the White House in which he urged continuing pay equality efforts. Occupying a place of prominence, and an act no doubt intended to highlight the Agency’s efforts towards pay discrimination, Director Shiu stood behind … Continue reading Signs Point to Continued OFCCP Focus on Pay Discrimination as the Equal Pay Act Turns 50
June 13, 2013

Director Shiu Optimistic Veterans and Disabled Individual Regulations Will Be Final in 2013

Answering additional questions following her American Association for Affirmative Action annual conference keynote address, Director Shiu took questions on OFCCP’s pending veteran and disabled individual revised regulations.  She explained the regulations are awaiting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval and acknowledged (as we suggested before) that they delay in approval could be due to … Continue reading Director Shiu Optimistic Veterans and Disabled Individual Regulations Will Be Final in 2013
May 29, 2013

OFCCP Plans More Webinars on New Compensation Directive

Responding to questions following her keynote address at the annual conference of the American Association for Affirmative Action, OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu informed conference participants that OFCCP plans to conduct additional webinars on Directive 307, the Agency’s new Procedures for Reviewing Contractor Compensation Systems and Practices. Director Shiu explained that there appears to be a … Continue reading OFCCP Plans More Webinars on New Compensation Directive
May 21, 2013

OFCCP Announces January 1, 2014 as Date for Required Use of New Census Data

In an announcement found on OFCCP’s website, the Agency has identified January 1, 2014 as the date federal contractors will be required to start using the most recently released EEO tabulation data in development of their affirmative action plans.  In other words, all affirmative action plans updated in 2013 can be done so using the … Continue reading OFCCP Announces January 1, 2014 as Date for Required Use of New Census Data
May 15, 2013

OFCCP Continues Commitment to Developing Cloud-Based System

As we’ve heard for the past couple of years, OFCCP is developing a cloud-based system that will allow Agency offices across the country to access the same information about federal contractors.  In its 2014 budget justification document, OFCCP said it will implement a cloud-based system in FY 2014 enabling the agency to improve process standardization, reporting functionality, … Continue reading OFCCP Continues Commitment to Developing Cloud-Based System
May 6, 2013

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