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 final notice to all contractors that we are extending the deadline to February 17, 2023, to respond to OFCCP for any of the following reasons:
- Your organization has previously submitted an objection to the disclosure of their EEO-1 data;
- Your organization is on our list of non-objectors and you believe your organization was not a federal contractor during the relevant period; or
- There are entities associated with your organization that should be covered within the objection that you have already filed. This includes merged companies, subsidiaries, and any additional entity information needed to confirm the objection.
If you believe that your entity is incorrectly included on this list, you must respond to our office as soon as possible, but no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on February 17, 2023, via the email address: OFCCP-FOIA-EEO1-Questions@dol.gov.
OFCCP stated contractors response
must include your organizations’ EEO-1 unit numbers and include information supporting your contention that your entity was not a federal contractor during this period or has previously submitted an objection to release.