As the Agency is ramping up its enforcement efforts on behalf of individuals with disabilities, OFCCP is offering another form of technical assistance to contractors.  On September 11, 2019 OFCCP will be hosting a Section 503 Focused Review webinar during with the agency will touch upon:

  • the scheduling process,
  • the focused review process,
  • common problem areas, and
  • best practices.

OFCCP will also open the up the event to questions.  Don’t worry, if you are unable to make it on September 11, OFCCP has said it will make a recording of the webinar available for review on the Section 503 Focused Review Landing Page.

In addition to providing technical assistance, OFCCP is also wanting to recognize contractors with “best practices” for Excellence in Disability Inclusion.  In an effort to allow more contractors to apply for the award, OFCCP has extended the application date to be considered for the Agency’s Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award to November 1, 2019.  In the Agency’s words

[t]ake advantage of this unique opportunity to have your business recognized for its commitment to supporting Americans with disabilities.

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Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group as well as the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group. She is also on the…

Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group as well as the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group. She is also on the leadership team for the firm’s Government Contractor Industry Group.

Her practice is focused on representing government and non-government contractors in OFCCP matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming from OFCCP regulations. Ms. Mitchell personally oversees the development of hundreds of AAPs each year and is intimately involved in the defense of numerous OFCCP audits. She also spends significant time counseling companies in connection with conducting pay equity analyses as well as government contractor employment obligations.

Ms. Mitchell is the editor and a principal contributor of The Affirmative Action Law Advisor blog and frequently presents on pay equity, affirmative action compliance, OFCCP enforcement trends, and government contractor obligations.

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