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Biden Administration Continues Actions Aimed at Addressing and Advancing Racial and Gender Equality

As a follow up to the Inauguration Day recession of former President Trump’s Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping Executive Order, the Biden Administration has issued a White House Diversity memo providing further direction on rolling back any remaining tenants of Executive Order 13950. The memo, dated March 2, 2021, was published by the Office of... Continue Reading…
March 9, 2021

BREAKING NEWS – OFCCP Revises CSAL list to Remove All Establishments Scheduled for Focused Reviews and Compliance Checks

OFCCP has just announced it has revised its Supply and Service FY 2020 audit scheduling list by removing all establishments selected to receive focused reviews and compliance checks. An amended Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL)  and amended methodology  have been posted on the agency website. The evaluations that will proceed include establishment-based compliance reviews, CMCE... Continue Reading…
March 2, 2021

OFCCP to Close Contractor Assistance Portal

In an e-mail sent out to registered stakeholders OFCCP announced in an effort to “improve efficiency and better integrate compliance assistance efforts,” it is discontinuing the Agency’s Contractor Assistance Portal as of March 1, 2021. The notice emphasized OFCCP remains committed to quality compliance assistance and notes it will strengthen its efforts through improvements to... Continue Reading…
February 24, 2021

OFCCP Tagged for Pay Data Collection Role in Newly Proposed Paycheck Fairness Act

As yet another confirmation that pay equity will be a priority for the Biden-Harris administration, the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives as H.R. 7.  The proposed legislation has a long history but has never been given a vote in the Senate – it last passed in the... Continue Reading…
February 2, 2021

OFCCP Shuts Down Executive Order 13950 Hotline and Other Related Enforcement

Following on the heels of President Biden’s inaugural day revocation of President Trump’s Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping, OFCCP has officially ceased all activities in connection with enforcement of Executive Order 13950. Specifically: OFCCP has rescinded the Frequently Asked Questions regarding Executive Order 13950. OFCCP will completely shut down the phone hotline... Continue Reading…
January 27, 2021

President Biden Issues Executive Order Addressing Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination

As part of the many Executive Orders signed his first day in office, President Biden formalized is administration’s commitment to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community by signing an Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.  The Order states: Every person should be treated with... Continue Reading…
January 21, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: President Biden Overturns Trump-Era Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

As one of his first actions as President, Joe Biden has issued an executive order overturning the much controversial Executive Order 13950: Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping.  In addition to additional actions aimed at promoting and ensuring equity, the new Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government expressly... Continue Reading…
January 20, 2021

Former EEOC Commissioner Jenny Yang Anticipated to Be Announced as OFCCP Director

As suspected, it appears imminent that former EEOC Commissioner will be named as Director of OFCCP under newly inaugurated President Joe Biden.  Ms. Yang’s name appears on the list of Department of Labor leadership as Director of OFCCP though no formal announcement has been made by OFCCP. We will bring additional details as they develop. Continue Reading…
January 20, 2021

OFCCP Issues Contractor “Certificates of Merit” and Publishes Section 503 Focused Reviews Annual Report

As we are preparing for a change in leadership at OFCCP,  the Agency has published its first Section 503 Focused Reviews Annual Report and issued Section 503 Certificates of Merit.  As many are aware, OFCCP Director Craig Leen is passionate about fighting for and protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities and, as such, has... Continue Reading…
January 19, 2021

EEOC Announces Scheduled Opening of EEO-1 Reporting Portal for April 2021

The the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that the collections for the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data that was postponed in 2020 will begin in April 2021. The noticed stated: The precise opening dates of the collections, as well as the new submission deadline dates, will be announced by posting... Continue Reading…
January 12, 2021

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