Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

But for a handful of new initiatives, the biggest change in the Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda from its predecessor is a push back in estimated completion dates for items previously listed.

Monday, January 9, 2023

The six new conciliation agreements with financial terms posted by OFCCP since the beginning of the agency’s 2023 fiscal year represent a notable increase over the same period last year.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

According to final Fiscal Year 2022 enforcement numbers available from the Department of Labor, there was a drop of more than 25% in audits completed by OFCCP and a more than 50% decrease in audits scheduled by the agency as compared to the previous

Monday, December 19, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Our recent members-only roundtable featured a robust discussion of proposed changes that OFCCP wants to make to its compliance evaluation Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, with participants expressing concern regardin

Monday, December 5, 2022

CWC members that filed an objection to OFCCP’s planned FOIA release of their EEO-1 reports may want to reconfirm with the agency that an objection was filed. Our memo explains why.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP is proposing some minor changes to the form (CC-305) it requires federal contractors to use to allow individuals to voluntarily self-ID their disability status. CWC plans to submit comments with OFCCP urging further i

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Less than ten years after OFCCP made extensive changes to its scheduling letter and accompanying “itemized listing” that required federal contractors to submit substantially more data, the agency is proposing to do so again

Monday, November 14, 2022

Now that OFCCP is requiring federal contractors to post the EEOC’s new “Know Your Rights” poster, we thought it would be helpful to update our guide on all current OFCCP posting requirements.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

As is often the case, OFCCP announced a large batch of financial settlements negotiated during the last month of its fiscal year ending on September 30. Our memo provides a brief summary of each settlement.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

In response to recent developments regarding the public disclosure of EEO-1 data, CWC has revised the confidentiality disclaimer that we include on our model self-identification form.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

As expected, OFCCP has informed federal contractors that they must begin using the EEOC’s new “Know Your Rights” poster to replace the familiar “EEO is the Law” poster and poster supplement that contractors have been using for years to meet OFCCP pos

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The EEOC has issued a new “Know Your Rights” poster to replace the familiar “EEO is the Law” poster that employers have used for years to meet EEOC and OFCCP notice requirements.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

We expected the Biden Administration’s Labor Department to be more aggressive in filing formal OFCCP-related administrative lawsuits, but that hasn’t been the case until now. Things may be changing, however, as our memo explains.

Monday, October 10, 2022

The fourth virtual roundtable held in conjunction with the joint “HIRE” initiative launched by the EEOC and OFCCP earlier this year featured presentations by a panel of witnesses pointing out potential discriminatory barriers created by employers’ us

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Calls we’ve received from some of our members lately indicate that there may be some confusion out there among agency contracting officers regarding OFCCP’s “Pre-Award Registry.” Our memo explains what the Registry is and how it is designed to be use

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

As has become the norm, Congress failed to reach agreement on final government spending levels for Fiscal Year 2023, which began on October 1, instead opting to temporarily fund government operations at FY 2022 levels through December 16. As a result

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP regulations require covered federal contractors to make their Section 503/VEVRAA AAPs “available” to applicants and employees upon request. The regulations don’t address how this should be done in a remote work enviro

Monday, September 26, 2022

OFCCP has received approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to continue its Functional Affirmative Action Program option for another three years. The program as extended contains some welcome improvements that may encourage great

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.

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.

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

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