This past March, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a News Release announcing the overall unemployment rate for all veterans has dropped for the fourth consecutive year – this is great news.

In an effort to assist in the employment of veterans, covered federal contractors are required to set a protected veteran hiring benchmark as part

Since introducing its new scheduling letter in late 2014, OFCCP has made many important changes to enforcement in audits.  From ramped up enforcement of the Agency’s VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations to new and very different ways to investigate pay systems for discrimination, the Agency has fundamentally changed how it conducts compliance reviews.  And it’s

Adding to the FAQs previously released, OFCCP has released additional guidance addressing audit submission requirements under the new Scheduling Letter for contractors more than six months into their plan year when the Scheduling Letter is received.

Items 9 and 13 of the Scheduling Letter require contractors to provide documentation of the computation or comparisons

In addition to addressing questions about the self-identification process and hiring individuals with disabilities, OFCCP has provided further guidance on calculating “jobs filled” under the new regulations.

Under both the new VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations, employers must now track and compare the number of “jobs filled” to the number of “job openings” as

  • Public Service Announcement

During her keynote address at the AAAA conference last week, OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu said the Agency is working on a public service announcement to help explain why federal contractors will soon begin requesting disability status from applicants and employees.  We’ve heard from many in the contractor community that there are concerns,

As we mentioned earlier, at the SWARM Regional Conference this afternoon, Regional Director Melissa Speer and Deputy Director Aida Collins, answered questions from conference attendees about implementation of the new veteran and disability regulations.

During the Q&A session, Melissa and Aida graciously took questions from the crowd about real-world implementation scenarios.  For those questions