Tag Archives: Executive Order 11246

OFCCP Issues Directive Regarding Religious Freedom

As we reported last week, in light of three Supreme Court cases addressing religious freedoms, OFCCP has issued a new Directive 2018-3 and a press release regarding “religion-exercising” organizations and individuals. The Directive cites three recent Supreme Court cases as well as Executive Orders issued by President Trump. With respect to the court cases, the … Continue Reading

OFCCP Focused Reviews to Begin in Fiscal Year 2019

In the Directive released late last week, OFCCP announced its plan to start scheduling focused reviews starting in Fiscal Year 2019.  OFCCP’s fiscal year begins October 1. Directive 2018-04 directs OFCCP staff to “work towards ensuring that a portion of future scheduling lists, starting with Fiscal Year 2019, include focused reviews as to each of the … Continue Reading

OFCCP Revises Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

Pursuant to President Obama’s pay transparency executive order (Executive Order 13665), which amended Executive Order 11246, federal contractors must incorporate the OFCCP-prescribed Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (PTNP) in employee handbooks (or implement a stand-alone policy) and post it for applicants and employees.  OFCCP recently revised the required provision to include a cite to the regulation (41 C.F.R. … Continue Reading

OFCCP – Here to Stay or Not? Signs Indicate OFCCP Will Survive

With the transition to a new presidential administration well under way, everyone is looking for signs to help predict the future.  Given President Trump’s sweeping executive action, including entering an Executive Order requiring the identification of two regulations to be eliminated for every new regulation proposed, the question of whether the make-up of the federal agencies as we … Continue Reading

President Trump Preserves LGBT Executive Order

The New York Times reported this week President Trump will preserve intact President Obama’s LGBT order (Executive Order 13672) protecting applicants and employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  As published by the Times, a White House statement provides: President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just … Continue Reading

OFCCP Releases Updated Sex Discrimination Rule

As anticipated, OFCCP has released its new Sex Discrimination Rules – replacing the outdated Sex Discrimination Guidelines that have been in place since the 1970s.  The release coincides with the White House’s United State of Women Summit being held today in Washington D.C.. The new rule will go into effect on August 15, 2016 and addresses … Continue Reading

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Executive Order 11246

During a week in which Washington D.C. experienced a historic visit from the Pope, those in the government contractor community had a celebration of their own – the 50th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 11246.  The celebrations kicked off on September 24, 2015 – the actual 50th anniversary – with a celebratory reception hosted by The … Continue Reading

Greetings from the Big Apple: Day One of the 33rd Annual ILG National Conference in New York City

Today is the official start to the 2015 Industry Liaison Group National Conference where conference attendees will focus on “lessons from our past, strategies for our future” in the world of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. Marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 11246 OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu acknowledged in her … Continue Reading

Breaking News: President Obama Signs Executive Order Banning Employment Discrimination by Government Contractors on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

The President today signed a much anticipated Executive Order prohibiting workplace discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  Here is a link to the executive order. Of particular note, the executive order does not contain a religious exemption.  That topic has been one of intense negotiation between the … Continue Reading
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