OFCCP has once again updated the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark. Effective March 31, 2023, the new veteran hiring benchmark (the percentage of total hires who are protected veterans that the contractor seeks to hire in the following AAP year) is 5.4%. This is a 0.1% decrease from the 5.5% mark
Jenny Yang Stepping Down as OFCCP Director
Jenny Yang announced earlier today in a letter to OFCCP stakeholders that she will step down from her position as Director of the OFCCP, effective March 31, 2023. Director Yang will begin a new position as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Racial Justice and Equity at the White House Domestic Policy Council…
OFCCP Contractor Portal to Re-Open March 31, 2023
On March 20, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it will re-open the Contractor Portal on March 31, 2023. Once open, covered federal contractors and subcontractors must certify that they have developed and maintained AAPs before the June 29, 2023, deadline.
In a change from last year that should benefit…
OFCCP Announces Mega Construction Project Initiative; Focus on Construction Contractors Continues
OFCCP has launch its Mega Construction Project (Megaproject) Program, intended to increase compliance attention on and provide compliance assistance to federal construction contractors with federally funded projects valued at $35 million or more and lasting at least one year.
This development marks another step in OFCCP Director Jenny Yang’s campaign to reinvigorate OFCCP’s oversight…
OFCCP Updates FOIA ‘Non-Objector’ List: Last Chance to Respond Ends March 17
OFCCP has published another updated “List of Non-Objectors” for which it intends to release EEO-1 Type 2 data from 2016 to 2020 in response to the FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Any contractors who objected through March 3, 2023, were removed from the updated list.
OFCCP first released a list of non-objectors…
OFCCP Further Extends Deadline to Submit Objections to Release of EEO-1 Data
As yet another update to this ongoing story, OFCCP has again pushed out the date by which contractors can notify OFCCP of their desire to object to production by the Agency of EEO-1 data in response to the Center for Investigative Reporting.
By way of notice on its OFCCP Submitter Notice Response Portal…
UPDATE: OFCCP Extends Deadline for Contractors to Confirm Objection to Disclosure of EEO-1 Data
As an update to our report last week, OFCCP has announced an extension of the deadline for contractors to confirm their desire to have their EEO-1 data withheld from production in response to the pending Center for Investigative Reporting FOIA request.
In a statement posted on the FOIA objection portal, OFCCP instructed:
This is a…
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…
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.
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…