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  • Breaking News: OFCCP Posts List of Contractors Whose EEO-1 Data Will Be Released on February 8, 2023

    In an attempt to give contractors a final opportunity to object to release of their EEO-1 data, OFCCP has posted a list of contractors for whom the Agency will release the reports in response to the FOIA request filed by the Center for Investigative Reporting. OFCCP’s e-mail message states: To ensure the accuracy of our... Continue Reading…
    February 2, 2023
  • EEOC Anticipates Mid-July for 2022 EEO-1 Reporting to Begin

    In an update on its EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection landing page, EEOC announced “the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-July 2023. Updates regarding the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection, including the opening date, will be posted to www.eeocdata.org/eeo1 as they become available. Last year the reporting period began in... Continue Reading…
    January 25, 2023
  • Breaking News: OFCCP Publishes New CSAL Audit List

    It’s here! OFCCP has finally released the long-awaited latest Courtesy Scheduling Announcement List. As a reminder this is the list of contractors and their establishments that have been selected for upcoming audit by the Agency. This is the second CSAL issued under the leadership of OFCCP Director Jenny Yang. Per OFCCP, the list comprises 500... Continue Reading…
    January 20, 2023
  • OFCCP Notifying Non-Objecting Contractors of Intent to Disclose EEO-1 Data

    On the heels of the filing of the Center of Investigative Reporting lawsuit alleging OFCCP is not properly responding to its FOIA request for federal contractor 2016-2022 EEO-1 Type 2 Reports, the Agency is notifying companies for which it does not have a record of an objection, that the Agency intends to release the requested... Continue Reading…
    November 22, 2022
  • Breaking News: OFCCP Publishes Proposed Modifications to Audit Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing

    On the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, OFCCP has published proposed modifications to the Scheduling Letter and accompanying Itemized Listing. The deadline to submit comments on the proposed changes is January 20, 2023. As a reminder, while OFCCP gives advance notice of audits through the CSAL, a contractor’s audit does not commence until it receives... Continue Reading…
    November 22, 2022
  • Center for Investigative Reporting Files Lawsuit Seeking Release of Federal Contractor EEO-1 Reports

    As we previously reported, in 2019 Will Evans from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) submitted a FOIA request to OFCCP seeking all Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Reports filed by federal contractors from 2016-2020.  In response to the request, OFCCP published notice in the Federal Register pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act notifying contractors... Continue Reading…
    November 21, 2022
  • EEOC Replaces “EEO is the Law” Poster and OFCCP Supplement with “Know Your Rights” Poster

    Last week, the EEOC and OFCCP announced the replacement of the “EEO is the Law” poster in favor of a new poster called the “Know Your Rights” poster.  Both EEOC and OFCCP have updated their websites accordingly.  Importantly, as of the date of this blog post, DOL had not, yet, updated its workplace poster webpage. ... Continue Reading…
    November 1, 2022
  • OFCCP Continues to Encourage Functional AAPs via Revision 3 to FAAP Directive

    Since 2013, OFCCP has revised its Functional Affirmative Action Plan (FAAP) Directive several times, most recently to make it easier for covered federal contractors and subcontractors to obtain its permission to create AAPs by functional unit.  AAP regulations require establishment AAPs but allow for the option to prepare plans by separate “functional units,” provided each... Continue Reading…
    September 28, 2022
  • BREAKING NEWS: OFCCP Extends Deadline to October 19 to File Responses to EEO-1 FOIA Notice

    OFCCP has announced it is extending the deadline for contractors to respond to the Agency’s August 19, 2022 Notice of Request Under the Freedom of Information Act for Federal Contractors’ Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Report Data.  The new deadline by which affected contractors need to submit objections is October 19, 2022 to “ensure that Covered... Continue Reading…
    September 15, 2022
  • New OFCCP Guidance on Portal Registration for Higher Education Institutions

    OFCCP’s regulations were designed for the typical private sector contractor.  As a result, higher educational institutions, particularly colleges and universities, often struggle with fitting their “round pegs” processes into the “square holes” that OFCCP designed.  OFCCP’s Contractor Portal is no exception. The Portal identifies employer establishments based on EEO-1 Reports filed from 2018.  But higher... Continue Reading…
    August 30, 2022

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