Wednesday, February 28, 2024
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that the filing period for the mandatory Component 1 EEO-1 Reports covering 2023 employment data is scheduled to open on April 30, 2024, and run for five weeks until June 4. Filing specifics h
Monday, February 26, 2024
The federal district court that ruled last December that OFCCP must release the EEO-1 data of federal contractors that objected to disclosure has put its order on temporary hold after DOL decided to file an appeal.
Monday, February 26, 2024
As part of the Biden Administration’s effort to keep pay equity in the forefront as a domestic policy priority, OFCCP has published a set of FAQs reiterating long-standing principles of existing employment law with regard to using pay history in maki
Thursday, February 15, 2024
CWC has filed written comments with OFCCP regarding the agency’s announced intent to extend its Contractor Portal requirements, urging OFCCP to make some changes that will reduce the unnecessary compliance burden that the portal currently imposes.
After a year (2022) in which compliance audits dropped to a several-year low, OFCCP picked up the pace last year with notable increases in both the number of audits conducted and the monetary remedies awarded.
Thursday, January 4, 2024
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has announced that it intends to seek approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to keep using its Contractor Portal, the online tool allowing federal contractors to certify annually that they
Thursday, January 4, 2024
A federal court in California has ordered OFCCP to disclose federal contractors’ EEO-1 “Type 2” consolidated data in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, including Type 2 data submitted by contractors that objected to FOIA disclosure on
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Historical EEO-1s downloaded by filers in conjunction with this year’s EEO-1 filing season may contain a significant database display error. Our memo describes the issue and how to respond.
Thursday, December 14, 2023
The Biden Administration’s latest regulatory agenda lists several new items added by the EEOC, while indicating that OFCCP has hit the pause button on several previously listed items of interest to federal contractors.
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
The White House Office of Management and Budget has modified its prior one-year approval of the EEOC’s request to extend “Component 1” of the annual Employer Information (EEO-1) Report for an additional two years, or until November 30, 2026.
Thursday, November 16, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Effective November 1, 2023, OFCCP has revised its discrimination complaint filing process to include a new Pre-Complaint Inquiry Form designed to assist the agency in weeding out non-meritorious allegations and evaluate whe
Thursday, November 9, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC’s changes to the EEO-1 filing procedures this year have generated a lot of questions from filers, and in response the agency has issued extensive online guidance (including an astonishing 93 pages of FAQs!). Becaus
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
As we predicted a few weeks ago, OFCCP has announced a large batch of financial settlements agreed to with federal contractors in conjunction with the closing of the agency’s 2023 fiscal year ending on September 30, 2023.
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Sometime within the near future OFCCP is expected to roll out a major proposal to “modernize” its AAP regulations. Our recent conference delved into what CWC members can expect, and offered guidance on how to prepare.
Thursday, October 26, 2023
CWC is pleased to provide our members with a side-by-side analysis of OFCCP’s burdensome new Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing as compared to the outgoing versions. Federal contractors that are flagged for an audit under the new letter should be
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. As the filing season for the 2022 EEO-1 Reports approaches, there are still some unanswered questions as to the filing procedures, particularly for online filers. Our memo provides the latest information.
Our latest roundup of financial settlements of enforcement actions posted by OFCCP includes 12 new conciliation agreements that have been agreed to since our last update in January.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Following OFCCP’s recent adoption of a burdensome new Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, the agency has now put some 1,000 federal contractor establishments on notice to get ready for a compliance audit.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
OFCCP has filed a formal enforcement action against DISH Network, alleging that it has failed to respond to OFCCP scheduling letters since 2018, even though the agency suspended enforcement over a period of 24 months for lack of jurisdiction.
CWC Web Workshop Scheduled for September 7. The White House Office of Management and Budget has approved a burdensome new version of the Scheduling Letter used by OFCCP to notify a federal contractor that it has been selected for a routine compliance
In a regrettable development, OFCCP has issued revised regulations that gut the important evidentiary and legal standards that have applied since 2020 to support allegations that a federal contractor has committed “material” violations.
Congress has made some progress on advancing the various appropriations bills that will fund the federal government for fiscal year 2024, although the House and Senate are far apart on how much money they want to give to agencies such as OFCCP and th
As the EEOC awaits approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to continue using the “Component 1” EEO-1 Report, it has confirmed that the 2022 EEO-1 filing season will not begin until sometime this fall.
More than two years into the Biden Administration, we still haven’t seen the level of formal enforcement activity from OFCCP that we anticipated. Since our last update in October of 2022, there have been only a few new developments, which we summariz
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