CWC’s written comments to the Office of Management and Budget contend that burdensome changes that OFCCP is proposing to its compliance evaluation scheduling letter are neither warranted nor likely to increase agency efficiency.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has asked the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval to begin using a new “pre-complaint” inquiry form that individuals would be required to submit before filing a formal discrimination complaint wit
CWC’s recent virtual roundtable on OFCCP’s 2023 AAP-VI certification requirements provided our members with an opportunity to discuss compliance strategies.
Despite CWC’s recommendations for improvement, the White House Office of Management and Budget has approved OFCCP’s request to continue mandating a slightly improved but still highly prescriptive version of the Disability Self-ID Form CC-305 for anot
CWC has filed comments with the White House Office of Management and Budget urging that agency to mandate sensible changes to OFCCP’s overly prescriptive Form CC-305 before giving OFCCP clearance to continue using the form for another three years.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Despite constructive comments for improvement submitted by CWC, OFCCP is asking the White House Office of Management and Budget to approve a revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing that would substantially increase t
In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to OFCCP last year asking for federal contractor EEO-1 data from 2016-2020, and after numerous warnings to federal contractors that their data would be released if they did not obje
Information posted thus far by OFCCP on the 2023 online “Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface” certification process suggests it will be similar to last year, although some important compliance-related questions still remain unresolved.
Consistent with OFCCP’s focus on compensation discrimination, the agency has issued a new “pay equity” resource, which simply reminds federal contractors to discontinue pay practices that OFCCP considers to be discriminatory.
OFCCP has reset its annual national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force, the benchmark used by most federal contractors for meeting protected veterans affirmative action requirements, at 5.4%, down from 5.5% in 2022.
Jenny Yang, who was appointed as OFCCP Director by President Biden on his first day in office, has assumed a position in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Racial Justice and Equity. In a related development, long time career OF
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP is asking the White House Office of Management and Budget for approval to extend OFCCP’s Section 503 and Section 4212 recordkeeping requirements for another three years, with only minor changes to the prescriptive dis
Driven in large part by enactment of the major infrastructure bill enacted by Congress in 2021, OFCCP has relaunched its “Mega Construction Project Program” (MCPP), an agency initiative originally created in 1989 to promote diverse hiring and equal o
CWC has filed a comment letter with OFCCP expressing conditional support for the agency’s intent to implement a new “intake” form as part of OFCCP’s formal discrimination complaint process.
The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced that covered federal contractors will be able to begin certifying compliance via the agency’s AAP Verification Interface beginning on March 31, 2023. OFCCP has yet to
We’re pleased to present highlights from CWC’s recently held virtual 2023 Workplace Equity Policy Conference.
The President’s opening bid in a process that will ultimately determine federal government funding levels for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, contains huge proposed increases for agencies such as OFCCP, the Wage and Hour Division, and th
As expected, OFCCP has formally rescinded Trump-era regulations that broadened the religious exemption under Executive Order 11246. This action should have little direct impact on CWC members, however.
The Chair of the House Committee that has jurisdiction over OFCCP has sent a letter to the agency expressing “serious concerns” that OFCCP has not provided contractors with “sufficient information and time to object” to OFCCP’s planned public release
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has announced its intention to get approval to begin using a new “pre-complaint” intake form which a federal contractor applicant or employee would be required to complete before lodging a formal discrimination compla
Our new guidance memo is in response to requests from our members asking how they can leverage their AAPs to enhance organizational objectives while ensuring ongoing compliance.
OFCCP announced last week that it is ready to release to a public interest group the consolidated 2016-2020 EEO-1 reports of some 20,000 entities that did not file timely FOIA objections to release of the data.
Our comments to OFCCP in response to the agency’s announced intent to revise its compliance evaluation “Scheduling Letter” question whether a projected 35% increase in the burden imposed on federal contractors will make the audit process more “effici
CWC has filed written comments with OFCCP asking the agency to relax its rigid requirement that federal contractors must use the agency’s prescribed disability self-ID Form CC-305 despite ample evidence that the form is not effective in encouraging i
OFCCP has posted a new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List identifying 500 federal contractor establishments that it intends to audit in the near future. Unlike the essentially random methodology employed in generating previous CSALs, OFCCP is exp
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