The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been working to revise the scheduling letter and itemized listing it uses to initiate compliance reviews of supply and service federal contractors and subcontractors. After considering public comments, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a new version of the proposed Scheduling Letter
OMB Issues Guidance on Impact of Injunction on Government Contractor Vaccine Mandate
Thankfully, the Office of Management and Budget has quickly issued guidance on the impact of yesterday’s federal court ruling enjoining the Biden Administration’s federal contractor vaccine mandate. The guidance, as reported on the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force website, states for existing contracts that include Executive Order 14042 implementing language:
The Government will
OFCCP Moves Forward Towards AAP Verification
Among the many “hot” topics for federal contractors, OFCCP’s intention for AAP verification and/or certification ranks among the top. In September 2020, OFCCP published a notice seeking comment on the possibility of an annual AAP certification and verification process. Towards that end, the Agency also sought Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an…
Biden Administration Continues Actions Aimed at Addressing and Advancing Racial and Gender Equality
As a follow up to the Inauguration Day recession of former President Trump’s Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping Executive Order, the Biden Administration has issued a White House Diversity memo providing further direction on rolling back any remaining tenants of Executive Order 13950.
The memo, dated March 2, 2021, was published by the Office…
OFCCP Receives Approval of Modified Section 503 Disability Self-ID Form
OFCCP announced today it has received approval of a modified Self-Identification form for individuals with disabilities. One of the biggest changes is the form is now one page, instead of two.
OFCCP requested approval of the modified form from Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last year.
With this approval, OFCCP is giving contractors…
New OFCCP Scheduling Letters Finally Approved
At long last, OMB has finally approved OFCCP’s request to modify its scheduling letters, as well as approve a scheduling letter for VEVRAA Focused Reviews.
At first glance it appears the scheduling letters and itemized listings more resemble OFCCP’s current scheduling letters and not the Agency’s initial requested modifications.
Notably, the question…
Checking In On EEO-1 Reporting
While it feels like we just finished the EEO-1 reporting season, the time is here again to start preparing for filing of the “traditional” annual EEO-1 survey. As it has for years, EEOC will again this year look to collect race and gender data from eligible employers. Component 1 of the EEO-1 (not to be…
BREAKING NEWS: Veteran Focused Review List Released
As promised, OFCCP has released the list of organizations that have been selected for Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Focused Reviews. The list is published in OFCCP’s FOIA Library.
Labeled as a supplement to the existing CSAL list, the new listing contains 500 establishments that will be scheduled for…
The Future of The EEO-1: What Does EEOC’s Information Collection Really Mean?
As we previously reported , EEOC has filed notice asking for renewed approval to collect EEO-1 Component 1 race, gender and ethnicity workforce data for the next three years (2019, 2020 & 2021), but is not seeking renewed authority to collect Component 2 pay data and hours worked. To be clear, this filing does not…
Breaking News: EEOC Will Not Seek Renewal of Pay Data Collection At This Time
As previously reported, EEOC is expected to publish tomorrow a Notice of Information Collection regarding EEO-1 Reporting. An advance copy of the notice reports that
the EEOC is not seeking to renew Component 2 of the EEO-1.
Instead, the Commission has concluded it should consider information from the current Component 2 collection before deciding…