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Breaking News: OFCCP Releases Compliance Transparency and Ombud Service Directives

There is no rest for the weary at OFCCP.  Continuing the steady flow of Directives and proposals as well as audits coming out of Washington D.C., the Agency has released two additional directives in furtherance of the Administration’s commitment to transparency and certainty. The first, Directive 2018-08: Transparency in OFCCP Compliance Activities  will “ensure transparency in all … Continue Reading

OFCCP’s New Compensation Directive – What Does it Really Mean For Contractors?

There’s been a lot of discussion in past days about OFCCP’s new Compensation Directive, which describes the Agency’s approach to investigating pay discrimination.  We’ve spent some time digging into the details of the directive.  We’ve previously shared our thoughts about the Directive’s commitment to transparency, and now, as promised, want to share our thoughts about the nuts and … Continue Reading

OFCCP to Recognize Innovative Contractors and Establish Peer Mentoring Program

The third of the three Directives OFCCP issued last Friday, Directive 2018-06 “Contractor Recognition Program” announces a program by which OFCCP will recognize contractors with “high-quality and high-performing compliance programs and initiatives.” Recognition is one of the four themes Acting Director Leen has spoken about recently and such programs are not a new concept in the Agency … 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 Acting Director Shares His Vision for Upcoming Agency Initiatives

Day two of the 2018 ILG National Conference has concluded and it was another day packed with information and insights for attendees. Riding the “waves of change”, over the past two days OFCCP and officials from the U.S. Department of Labor Solicitor’s Office as well as the EEOC, have shared their insights, thoughts, and new initiatives and … Continue Reading

OFCCP Releases “Town Hall Action Plan” to Address Contractor Concerns

In the words of OFCCP, the contractors spoke and OFCCP listened.  OFCCP is also listening to the Government Accountability Office and its detailed review of the Agency. In response to the GAO’s Strengthening Oversight Could Improve Federal Contract Nondiscrimination Compliance report and on the heels of OFCCP’s Compliance Assistance Town Halls, the Agency has developed a … Continue Reading

OFCCP Sends Final Sex Discrimination Regulations to OMB for Consideration

In a year in which OFCCP has proposed and released more new and updated regulations than any other in recent memory, it looks as though they are on track to add new Sex Discrimination Regulations to the list. Late last week, OFCCP released to OMB (the Office of Management and Budget) the Agency’s draft “final” regulations prohibiting Discrimination … Continue Reading

OFCCP Publishes Self-ID Assistance for Protected Veterans

Adding to its growing list of available educational tools, OFCCP has published a new “InfoGraphic” to assist veterans determine whether they are covered under the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). Developed in response to requests from the veteran community, the Agency’s new tool does not provide any new information or modify any obligations but instead … Continue Reading

EEOC Issues Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

Responding to the recent United States Supreme Court decision in Young v. UPS, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued revised Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. In its press release announcing the updated guidance, the Agency explained the update to its previously released guidance were limited in scope and tailored to address the recent … Continue Reading
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