Acting OFCCP Director Michelle Hodge announced the new Southwest and Rocky Mountain (SWARM) Regional Director selection in an “Acting Director’s Corner” message e-mailed to stakeholders on January 16, 2024.

The congratulatory announcement detailed now-Regional Director Sullivan’s more than 17-year tenure with OFCCP noting

[g]iven Ronny’s extensive OFCCP experience in the SWARM Region, he is equipped

OFCCP has announced finalization of the Agency’s “updated” Supply and Service Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. As a reminder, OFCCP initially proposed significant changes to the letter, which initiates a compliance review for scheduled contractors, in 2022. Following significant public comment, OFCCP published a slightly revised proposed letter earlier this year.

Notably, the Itemized Listing

As previewed yesterday in OFCCP Interim Director Michelle Hodge’s keynote remarks during the opening day of the NILG 2023 National Conference, OFCCP has released the final rule on “procedures for identifying and remedying discrimination in federal contracting.” Commonly referred to as the PDN rule, the Pre-Enforcement Notice and Conciliation Procedures rule will be officially published

Day One of the NILG 2023 National Conference is in full swing. Not deterred by the outdoor temperatures, conference attendees, presenters, vendors and Agency representatives enjoyed a first day’s agenda overflowing with informative sessions where “ideas are nurtured and knowledge is exchanged” as part of this year’s conference theme of “Transforming for Tomorrow.”

The Opening

As a reminder, the deadline to implement the latest, updated version of the Section 503 voluntary disability self-ID form is July 25, 2023.

The OMB approved revised form, including versions in various languages, is available on OFCCP’s website.

OFCCP also provides a number of Frequently Asked Questions regarding implementation of the form that contractors

The deadline for federal contractors and subcontractors to certify compliance with the affirmative action regulations in the OFCCP Contractor Portal was June 29, 2023.  Leading up to the deadline, many contractors experienced technical issues in registering and certifying on the portal. 

OFCCP released a statement on June 30th stating that

OFCCP will consider a