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.
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.
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
Sign Up for Virtual Member Roundtable on July 12. The Supreme Court’s recently issued landmark ruling rejecting the use of race in the admissions policies of Harvard and the University of North Carolina has potential implications for corporate CD&I p
Beginning in November, OFCCP has received clearance to start using a new “pre-complaint inquiry” form to improve the efficiency of its discrimination complaint process.
As was the case last year, some federal contractors were unable to meet OFCCP’s deadline for certifying compliance via the agency’s AAP-VI Portal because of technical problems. The agency has now confirmed that a pending request for assistance with t
To accommodate federal contractors that may have predominantly foreign language segments of their workforce, OFCCP is now making available versions of its prescribed disability self-ID form (CC-305) translated into several different foreign languages
An issue involving “unit numbers” has arisen for some federal contractors with respect to certifying new establishments in time to comply with OFCCP’s AAP-VI June 29, 2023, certification deadline.
OFCCP has issued a notice reminding covered federal contractors that they must certify compliance with AAP requirements via the agency’s online AAP-VI portal no later than June 29, 2023.
OFCCP has published a new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List giving advance notice to some 250 construction industry contractor establishments that they have been targeted for an upcoming compliance audit.
The so-called debt limit agreement reached by Congress last week calls for overall cuts in federal spending over the next two years. Our memo takes a look at how that might impact agencies such as the EEOC and OFCCP.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. A new report issued by OFCCP provides highlights of the agency’s Ombuds Service from fiscal year 2022, and suggests that this relatively new service is achieving its goal of facilitating “the fair and equitable resolution o
CWC has filed written comments with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in support of OFCCP’s proposal to begin using a new pre-complaint inquiry form in an effort to improve the agency’s discrimination complaint process.
CWC’s written comments to the Office of Management and Budget support the EEOC’s request to continue using a slightly revised EEO-1 “Component 1” Report for another three years.
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
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