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Employers Given More Time to Comment on Proposed Equal Pay Report

OFCCP has announced a 60-day extension for public comment on the Agency’s proposed Equal Pay Report (EPR). The new deadline for employers and others to provide feedback on the proposed EPR is now January 5, 2015. In response to the Presidential Memorandum directing the development of a pay data collection tool, the proposed EPR will … Continue reading Employers Given More Time to Comment on Proposed Equal Pay Report
November 2, 2014

Upcoming Chance to Chat with DOL about Section 503 Regulations and Opportunities

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration are holding a Twitter Chat to discuss efforts to improve employment opportunities for millions of qualified workers with disabilities.  Details are as follows: ————————————————————————– Save the Date! October 24, 2014 Twitter Chat: You’re invited to join Ticket to Work for … Continue reading Upcoming Chance to Chat with DOL about Section 503 Regulations and Opportunities
October 20, 2014

Breaking (Good!) News: Contractors Able To Keep Only Disability Self-ID Data, Not Forms

In another instance of OFCCP responding to feedback from the contractor community, OFCCP stated today in a FAQ that if you use an electronic version of the required disability self-id form to solicit disability status, you need only retain the data, not the form or copy of the form. The FAQ sets out the self-id … Continue reading Breaking (Good!) News: Contractors Able To Keep Only Disability Self-ID Data, Not Forms
October 17, 2014

Final Minimum Wage Regulations Released

Logging in at 338 pages, the Department of Labor (DOL) released final rules implementing Executive Order 13658 “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.”  The Rules are due to be published in the Federal Register on October 7, and will be effective on December 6, 2014.  However, as specified in the Executive Order, the minimum wage … Continue reading Final Minimum Wage Regulations Released
October 2, 2014

Update: New Scheduling Letter Released

It’s here.  OFCCP’s New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing has been released and is effective for any audits initiated today, October 1, 2014, and going forward.  OFCCP has announced, however, that it will not schedule audits from October 1 through October 15 to allow contractors time to “become acquainted” with the new scheduling letter and itemized … Continue reading Update: New Scheduling Letter Released
October 1, 2014

OFCCP Willl Soon Have A New Deputy Director

We have learned that Patrick Patterson will soon be announced as the new Deputy Director of OFCCP in the Agency’s national office, replacing Les Jin.  Since 2010, Deputy Director Patterson has served as Senior Counsel to EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien, who recently announced her departure from the Commission.  Consistent with other recent OFCCP appointments, Deputy … Continue reading OFCCP Willl Soon Have A New Deputy Director
September 30, 2014

OFCCP Revised Scheduling Letter Approved

Although no copy has yet been made available, OFCCP has announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved a revised scheduling letter and the itemized listing of documents and data required to be submitted at the outset of an OFCCP desk audit. According to the Notice, the new scheduling letter will contain a … Continue reading OFCCP Revised Scheduling Letter Approved
September 30, 2014

VETS – 100A Reporting: New Reporting Requirements for 2015

As employers are working to file their 2014 Vets-100A Reports, the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is already looking ahead to the future and finalizing the form and filing requirements for 2015. Finalizing rules proposed earlier this year, in 2015, the VETS-100A Report will be re-named the VETS-4212 Report (named after the U.S. Code … Continue reading VETS – 100A Reporting: New Reporting Requirements for 2015
September 24, 2014

OFCCP Director Shiu Encourages Feedback on Pay Transparency Rules

Via  blog post on the day the proposed pay transparency regulations were officially published in the federal register, OFCCP Director Pat Shiu encouraged “all interested parties” to provide feedback on the Agency’s proposed rules.  The public comment period is open for 90 days and will close December 16, 2014. Let your voice be heard.    
September 17, 2014

Are You Ready to Respond to OFCCP’s New Audit Playbook?: A Special Complimentary Affirmative Action Webinar

OFCCP recently mailed out close to 2,500 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters to employers providing advance notice of upcoming audits. Up against the fast-approaching end of the Agency’s fiscal year, OFCCP began initiating actual audits immediately after the CSALs were mailed. While we can certainly expect OFCCP to continue to focus their enforcement efforts on traditional areas of … Continue reading Are You Ready to Respond to OFCCP’s New Audit Playbook?: A Special Complimentary Affirmative Action Webinar
September 16, 2014

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