OFCCP’s second Directive under the leadership of Director Jenny Yang addresses audit practices and rescinding four Directives issued by former OFCCP Director, Craig Leen. This Directive comes on the heels of another new Directive 2022-01-Pay Equity Audits and a notice of the Agency’s intention to rescind a Leen-era regulation – Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors
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BREAKING NEWS: OFCCP Releases New Directive Setting Expectations of Contractors During Compliance Reviews
Directive 2022-02: Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement issued March 31, 2022 is intended to
strengthen OFCCP compliance evaluations and reduce delay by promoting the timely exchange of information
It also sets a number of expectations for contractor conduct and compliance during reviews, rescinding a number of previous Directives that set out transparency and expectations and…
OFCCP Director Leen Announces VEVRAA Focused Reviews to Begin Soon
During the opening remarks of the 2020 NILG Annual Conference – this year being held virtually as the NILG 2020 Webinar Series – OFCCP Director Craig Leen announced the Agency will initiate VEVRAA Focused Reviews in as little as two weeks. Prefacing that the Agency will be giving consideration for the COVID-19 pandemic, Director Leen…
OFCCP Director Craig Leen Participates in Virtual Confirmation Hearing for Inspector General Role
So, it has begun. The confirmation process for now OFCCP Director Craig Leen‘s move out of OFCCP and into the Inspector General of Office of Personnel Management initiated with a hearing before the full committee of the Department of Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. In an unexpected turn of events, Director Leen was nominated…
OFCCP Issues Ombuds Service Protocol Detailing the Role of the Ombudsman
In the third of three new Directives (Directive (DIR) 2020-04), OFCCP has formalized and clarified the role of the Ombudsman in facilitating resolution of conflict between contractors and OFCCP.
The Ombuds Service Protocol, among other important clarifications to Directive (DIR) 2018–09, states:
The mission of the Ombuds Service is to offer
OFCCP Clarifies Audit Response Obligations and Expectations during COVID-19 Pandemic
The National Industry Liaison Group has worked with OFCCP leadership to clarify contractor obligations and OFCCP expectations for compliance reviews that are moving forward during this unprecedented time. The below are in addition to the National Interest Exemption recently announced by the Agency.
By e-mail, NILG shared OFCCP has informed it of the following protocols…
Highlights from the OFCCP and NILG Compensation Roundtable
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 the National Industry Liaison Group (“NILG”) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) held a Compensation Roundtable at the US. Department of Labor in Washington D.C. Director Leen introduced the program by emphasizing the need for advancement of females to higher level management positions, the right to parental…
BREAKING NEWS: Craig Leen to be Nominated for Role As Inspector General of Office of Personnel Management
In a surprising turn of events, the White House has announced today President Trump’s intent to nominate current OFCCP Director Craig Leen to the position of Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management.
There were not details around timing or potential OFCCP Director candidates provided in the release. He would need to be confirmed…
OFCCP Releases Updates to Federal Contractor Compliance Manual
Checking off another of the Agency’s “To Dos”, OFCCP has published revisions and updates to the Federal Contractor Compliance Manual (FCCM). The manual is the Agency’s “instruction manual” providing
guidance for OFCCP’s compliance officers in conducting compliance evaluations and complaint investigations . . .
Revisions to the guide have been promised for years, and…
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…