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OFCCP Announces Modernized Contractor Tools

On Monday this week, OFCCP announced user-friendly updates to the National Pre-Award Registry and a new VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Database.  Both tools appear to make information access easier for federal contractors, as well as individuals with vision challenges. The Registry is a useful tool for contractors because it identifies contractor AAP locations that have successfully... Continue Reading…
August 10, 2020

OFCCP Starts Scheduling VEVRAA Focused Reviews

As anticipated OFCCP has started scheduling VEVRAA Focused Reviews, the Agency announced today via e-mail. The announcement highlighted a number of VEVRAA resources available for contractors, including: OFCCP’s VEVRAA focused review landing page VEVRAA best practices  VEVRAA frequently asked questions OFCCP encourages contractors to contact them directly with questions either by calling OFCCP’s toll-free helpline... Continue Reading…
August 4, 2020

EEOC Announces Study of Collected Pay Data

In the next chapter of the EEO pay data collection story, the EEOC announced today it has contracted with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) to, “conduct an independent assessment of the quality and utility of the EEO-1 Component 2 data for FY 2017 and 2018.” This is...… Continue Reading
July 17, 2020

EEOC Announces Study of Collected Pay Data

In the next chapter of the EEO pay data collection story, the EEOC announced today it has contracted with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) to conduct an independent assessment of the quality and utility of the EEO-1 Component 2 data for FY 2017 and 2018. This is... Continue Reading…
July 16, 2020

NILG Webinar Series: OFCCP Policy Update

In another installment of the NILG’s 2020 Virtual Conference Webinar Series, OFCCP’s National Policy team presented updates on the Agency’s directives, regulatory activity, policies and procedure developments. Director of Policy and Program Development, Tina Williams confirmed “the agency has been busy” and walked attendees through the policy developments and upcoming Agency initiatives.  Highlights of the... Continue Reading…
July 16, 2020

NILG Webinar Series: OFCCP Policy Update

In another installment of the NILG’s 2020 Virtual Conference Webinar Series, OFCCP’s National Policy team presented updates on the Agency’s directives, regulatory activity, policies and procedure developments. Director of Policy and Program Development, Tina Williams confirmed “the agency has been busy” and walked attendees through the policy developments and upcoming Agency initiatives.  Highlights of the... Continue Reading…
July 16, 2020

OFCCP Director Leen Announces VEVRAA Focused Reviews to Begin Soon

During the opening remarks of the 2020 NILG Annual Conference – this year being held virtually as the NILG 2020 Webinar Series – OFCCP Director Craig Leen announced the Agency will initiate VEVRAA Focused Reviews in as little as two weeks.  Prefacing that the Agency will be giving consideration for the COVID-19 pandemic, Director Leen announced... Continue Reading…
July 6, 2020

OFCCP Finalizes Rule Confirming No Jurisdiction Over TRICARE Providers

OFCCP has finalized its rule making to officially confirm the Agency does not, and should not, exert authority over TRICARE providers.  OFCCP first took this position in a proposed rule making in November 2019.  In the final rule, OFCCP concluded it does not have jurisdiction over healthcare providers based solely on TRICARE provider network agreements. ... Continue Reading…
July 1, 2020

OFCCP Director Craig Leen Participates in Virtual Confirmation Hearing for Inspector General Role

So, it has begun.  The confirmation process for now OFCCP Director Craig Leen‘s move out of OFCCP and into the Inspector General of Office of Personnel Management initiated with a hearing before the full committee of the Department of Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.  In an unexpected turn of events, Director Leen was nominated by... Continue Reading…
June 3, 2020

OFCCP Receives Approval of Modified Section 503 Disability Self-ID Form

OFCCP announced today it has received approval of a modified Self-Identification form for individuals with disabilities.  One of the biggest changes is the form is now one page, instead of two. OFCCP requested approval of the modified form from Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last year. With this approval, OFCCP is giving contractors until... Continue Reading…
May 8, 2020

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