It’s here! As we’ve been discussing, the Agency announced today during a live webinar the opening of the Contractor Portal, which will be used for AAP certification, as well as submission of data and documents during compliance reviews. However, construction contractors will not be required to register in the Portal or certify AAP
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OFCCP Issues Directive on Fourth Agency Pillar of Certainty
OFCCP issued today the last of a series of Directives aimed at defining the Agency’s enforcement relationship with federal contractors – this Directive 2021-02 focuses on providing federal contractors “Certainty” when interacting with the Agency.
Since he took the leadership role, OFCCP Director Craig Leen has focused on providing federal contractors with “four pillars” on…
Giving Thanks to Our Nation’s Veterans
Today, as a country, we celebrate our nation’s veterans and recognize all they have done. We give our sincerest appreciation to all those who have sacrificed and given their service for our country.
Over the past 18 months, employers who do business with the federal government have been working hard to do their part to…
OFCCP Releases Disability Self-Id Public Service Video
As part of its ongoing effort to provide employers with tools to educate and inform employees and non-employees about affirmative action obligations, OFCCP has released a new disability self-identification public service-like video entitled Disability Inclusion Starts With You.
Coinciding with its recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Agency invites employers and community organizations …
OFCCP Releases Informational Section 503 Compliance Checklist
As a continuation of its recent education and outreach efforts, OFCCP released a Checklist for Compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The checklist was developed by the U.S Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and covers obligations under Subpart C of the revised Section 503 regulations.
OFCCP’s Section 503 Regulations Withstand Challenge
The United States Supreme Court has declined to accept Associated Builders & Contractor’s request to review the legality of OFCCP’s recently enacted regulations for individuals with disability. This rejection signals the end of ABC’s year and a half long challenge of the Agency’s Section 503 regulations.
While this may be the final chapter for…
OFCCP Extends the Comment Period for its Sex Discrimination NPRM
In light of this week’s Supreme Court decision in Young v. United Parcel Service addressing the issue of accommodations and pregnancy discrimination, OFCCP has extended the public comment period for the Agency’s Sex Discrimination Regulation Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The public comment period now closes April 14, 2015.
By extending the comment period by…
Are You Ready to Respond to OFCCP’s New Audit Playbook?: A Special Complimentary Affirmative Action Webinar
OFCCP recently mailed out close to 2,500 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters to employers providing advance notice of upcoming audits. Up against the fast-approaching end of the Agency’s fiscal year, OFCCP began initiating actual audits immediately after the CSALs were mailed.
While we can certainly expect OFCCP to continue to focus their enforcement efforts on traditional…
No Surprises: Pay Equity Rockets to Top of OFCCP Regulatory Agenda
The Department of Labor and OFCCP recently released its 2014 Spring Regulatory Agenda and there really are no surprises. The Agenda reflects some of the Agency’s same agenda items as in years past along with items prioritized by President Obama’s recent executive actions.
- OFCCP has once again pushed back the timeline for
OFCCP Provides Additional Guidance on Purchase Order Language and Other Requirements of the New Veterans and Disability Regulations
In an effort to provide continuing guidance to the contratcor community as the effective date for the revised VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations quickly approaches,OFCCP has released additional FAQs addressing questions about required Purchase Order Language as well as the obligaiton to “conspiculously store” the notice of applicant and employee rights with an electronic…