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OFCCP Releases Construction Contractor Technical Assistance Guide

Furthering the Agency’s commitment to providing contractors with ongoing Technical Compliance Assistance, OFCCP has released a Guide to assist construction contractors navigate compliance with their equal employment opportunity obligations. The Construction TAG has been added to OFCCP’s ever-expanding technical assistance landing page. OFCCP drafted the 157-page guide as a self-assessment tool to review the practices [construction... Continue Reading…
November 13, 2019

OFCCP Will Investigate Veteran Spouse Treatment During Audits

As Veteran’s Day nears, OFCCP is keeping federal contractor’s busy reviewing the latest efforts the Agency is undertaking to ensure employers are in compliance with non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations for protected veterans. In addition to releasing a supplement CSAL list for establishments that have been selected for VEVRAA Focused Reviews, OFCCP also publised the... Continue Reading…
November 8, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Veteran Focused Review List Released

As promised, OFCCP has released the list of organizations that have been selected for Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Focused Reviews.  The list is published in OFCCP’s FOIA Library. Labeled as a supplement to the existing CSAL list, the new listing contains 500 establishments that will be scheduled for a review focused on... Continue Reading…
November 8, 2019

OFCCP Proposes to Formally Withdraw Authority Over TRICARE Employers

As previewed earlier this year, OFCCP is scheduled to publish on November 6, 2019 its proposed rule making addressing jurisdiction for TRICARE contractors and subcontractors.  As a reminder, OFCCP has had an audit moratorium in place since 2014 for employers that participate in TRICARE. The proposed rule making seeks to codify OFCCP’s most recent position that TRICARE contractors... Continue Reading…
November 5, 2019

EEOC to Hold Hearing On EEO-1 Reporting

To provide another opportunity to receive input on the Agency’s proposed revisions to the EEO-1 report, EEOC has scheduled a public hearing on the matter for November 20, 2019. The notice comes as EEOC has been ordered to continue with collection of Component 2 of the EEO-1 Report for 2017 and 2018 beyond expiration of... Continue Reading…
November 5, 2019

Latest Update from EEOC on Component 2 Pay Data Reporting

Following the most recent Court Order, EEOC has provided the court with a current update as to its compliance with the Court’s Order that it continue to keep the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting portal open.  The Court has ordered the portal remain open until at least January 31, 2020 to allow additional filers to submit...… Continue Reading
November 4, 2019

Latest Update from EEOC on Component 2 Pay Data Reporting

Following the most recent Court Order, EEOC has provided the court with a current update as to its compliance with the Court’s Order that it continue to keep the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting portal open.  The Court has ordered the portal remain open until at least January 31, 2020 to allow additional filers to submit... Continue Reading…
November 4, 2019

Details about OFCCP’s Technical Assistance Guide for Educational Institutions

The Technical Assistance Guide for Educational Institutions (the “Guide”) OFCCP released recently is largely a review of existing standards and regulations, but it also includes suggested best practices and concrete guidance specific to educational institutions. The complete document is available with other guidance on OFCCP’s Technical Assistance website. A summary follows. Since releasing the Guide,... Continue Reading…
November 4, 2019

President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Protections for Service Workers

In an Executive Order issued yesterday, President Trump revoked Obama-Era Executive Order 13495, which provided some protection – a right of first refusal for continued employment – to qualified service workers when a government contract was replaced with a new contract and successor contractor at the same location.  President Trump’s Executive Order provides no explanation for... Continue Reading…
November 1, 2019

EEOC Must Keep Pay Data Reporting Portal Open

Despite its request to close the pay data reporting portal, Judge Chutkan has ordered EEOC to continue to keep the EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Reporting Portal open to allow more filers to submit their pay data.  The Order states, despite the acknowledged expense, that EEOC “must continue to take all steps necessary to complete the...… Continue Reading
October 31, 2019

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