Wednesday, September 21, 2022
OFCCP has extended until October 19 the deadline for federal contractors to object to the agency’s release of their “Type 2” EEO-1 reports covering years 2016-2020. Our memo offers guidance as to how an objection might be crafted.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards has published a proposal that would require an employer covered by obligations to disclose certain expenditures related to union organizing activity to indicate wh
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
The number of complaints filed with the Labor Department by service members alleging discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act declined again in FY 2021, continuing a ten-year trend.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Our latest update of OFCCP financial settlements summarizes seven new settlements posted by the agency since our last update in May.
Monday, September 12, 2022
For 40 years, the Labor Department has insisted that to be enforceable, a settlement of Fair Labor Standards Act claims must be supervised by the agency or approved by a federal court. Two recent federal court rulings state that there is nothing in t
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
OFCCP has officially launched its new online Notification of Construction Contract Award Portal as the preferred, albeit optional, way for covered federal construction contractors to meet their obligation to notify the agency of certain subcontract a
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
OFCCP recently received an unprecedented FOIA request for all EEO-1 Type 2 reports held by the agency for filing years 2016 through 2020. OFCCP is giving affected federal contractors until September 19 to file objections, or will otherwise disclose t
WEB WORKSHOP SCHEDULED. OFCCP has issued a revised “compensation analysis” directive clarifying that agency compliance officers will not demand an analysis prepared under an applicable legal privilege as OFCCP claimed it had the right to do under the
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC is pleased to announce the launch of our new Integrating Compliance and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion memo series, leading with this introductory primer on the proper use of OFCCP-required “placement goals” for women an
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
The Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service is now accepting completed VETS-4212 forms from covered federal contractors and subcontractors for the 2022 filing season. Completed reports must be filed by September 30.
In an announcement last week that also indicates its online AAP-VI Portal remains open despite a June 30 certification deadline, OFCCP has clarified that federal contractors that have not yet certified but have a pending Help Desk request made before
Exercising his authority pursuant to an order issued by his predecessor, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has overturned a ruling issued earlier this year by DOL’s Administrative Review Board that held that OFCCP had to use neutral criteria in scheduli
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Department of Labor has published proposed regulations pursuant to a Biden Executive Order issued late last year that would require a successor contractor on a contract covered by the Service Contract Act to give the pr
New guidance posted recently by the Department of Labor serves as a reminder that the Family and Medical Leave Act covers serious mental health conditions as well as serious physical health conditions.
Our memo provides the latest information regarding the “HIRE” initiative, a joint effort between the EEOC and OFCCP launched last January that is designed to “identify strategies to remove unnecessary barriers to hiring and to promote effective, job-
While there has been no official announcement from OFCCP, the online Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAP-VI) Contractor Portal is still open, despite a June 30 certification deadline. Our memo delves into the possible reasons why.
CWC has filed written comments with the Office of Management and Budget urging it to approve OFCCP’s request to extend the Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) application and approval process for another three years, albeit with one minor ch
The Labor Department’s Administrative Review Board has reversed a ruling by an agency administrative law judge that found in favor of OFCCP, concluding that the ALJ used the wrong legal analyses when he held that a federal contractor committed hiring
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
How-To Guides and Checklists
A checklist to assist in understanding and complying with OFCCP's annual AAP-VI certification requirement.
As the June 30 deadline for federal contractors to certify with OFCCP’s new AAP-VI approaches, many CWC members have questions about what it means to have “developed and maintained” their AAPs. Our memo and attached checklist provide guidance.
The Government Accountability Office, the research arm of the U.S. Congress, has issued a report concluding that OFCCP needs to do more to assist federal contractors in meeting their compliance obligations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP is seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to extend the Functional Affirmative Action Program option for another three years, a move that CWC supports.
Monday, June 6, 2022
How-To Guides and Checklists
A suite of resources to assist with planning, conducting, documenting and evaluation outreach efforts.
In a new FAQ posted to its AAP-VI portal late last week, OFCCP has reversed course and is now saying that contractor establishments with fewer than 50 employees must be included if the contractor maintains an AAP for that site, even though not requir
Sometime in the next few months, OFCCP is expected to publish a formal proposal to modernize its “60-2” AAP regulations. Our memo proves a preview of some of the things it is likely to include.