Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

A conservative public interest group has been filing complaints with the EEOC alleging that public statements made by a number of large employers about their diversity, equity, and inclusion policies violate Title VII. The complaints contend that the

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

President Biden has issued a new Executive Order calling on Executive Branch agencies to make an even greater effort in overcoming barriers that stand in the way of assisting underserved communities.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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.

Monday, October 31, 2022

CWC’s eighth annual “TACS” featured more than 10 hours of substantive presentations, facilitated discussions, and small-group sessions covering the latest legal, regulatory, and policy developments affecting recruitment and selection.

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

Monday, September 26, 2022

CWC is pleased to present the latest demographic data by degree award level conferred by U.S. colleges and universities during the 2020-2021 academic year, which we’ve refined to assist our members in developing their college and university recruitme

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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

Monday, July 18, 2022

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-

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

We are pleased to present highlights from CWC’s recently completed and highly successful virtual 2022 Compliance, Diversity, and Inclusion Summit.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Under a new Executive Order signed by President Biden, federal agencies have been tasked with developing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity “Action Plans” in a step that could ultimately require employers to collect and report such data to the federa

Monday, May 2, 2022

On his first day in office, President Biden instructed all federal agencies to come up with a plan for overcoming barriers that underserved communities face in accessing the benefits and opportunities that might be available through that agency. Some

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

CWC recently held a virtual member roundtable on best practices for soliciting race, ethnicity, sex, and other demographic categories from applicants and employees compliant with government reporting requirements. Our memo summarizes the highlights.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

In the likely event that her nomination is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will serve as the first African American woman and first former public defender to sit on the nation’s highest court.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

In response to member requests, we recently held another “virtual member roundtable,” this one focusing on the topic of employee resource groups. Please let us know if there is a topic that you would like us to cover in a future roundtable.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

President Biden has signed a new Executive Order requiring diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the federal workforce. As our memo notes, some of the actions taken to implement the Order could eventually end up as mandates in the private

Monday, June 21, 2021

In a specially-created virtual event combining the best features of our normally held “in person” annual policy and compliance conferences, CWC’s recently held CD&I Summit delivered more than 18 hours of substantive content over the course of four da

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Nasdaq Stock Exchange has asked the SEC to approve new rules that would require Nasdaq-traded companies to disclose Board of Directors diversity data annually, and require these companies to have two diverse directors, or explain why they do not.

Comments and Testimony
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Our comments to OFCCP in response to its Request for Information on training programs that might violate President Trump’s recently issued Executive Order 13950 stress both the commitment of CWC members to the principle and practice of equal employme

Thursday, October 8, 2020

OFCCP posted a set of online FAQs this week providing some interpretive guidance on the controversial new Presidential Executive Order barring certain types of diversity training. One FAQ in particular may ease some of the concern among contractors a

Monday, September 28, 2020

President Trump has issued a new E.O. that prohibits federal contractors from providing any training programs that include content on race or sex “stereotyping or scapegoating,” effective for new government contracts beginning in November.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Our memo includes a number of tables that contain the most recent demographic data by award level for each of the 38 broad degree families in which postsecondary degrees were conferred by U.S. colleges and universities during the 2018-2019 academic y

Friday, January 31, 2020

The EEOC has released “Component 1” data from the 2018 EEO-1 reports, the most recent comprehensive workplace demographic data available. As in past years, CWC has refined the data into a series of data tables as well as incorporated the data into ou

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Court’s ruling preserves a decades-old doctrine that requires the lower courts to give deference to informal agency interpretations of their own regulations, but in the words of one Justice, the decision may be “more of a stay of execution than a

Friday, May 10, 2019

Senate confirmation of Ms. Dhillon restores a quorum to the EEOC for the first time in four months, and gives the agency a Republican majority for the first time in ten years.

Friday, May 3, 2019

A plaintiff trying to prove intentional discrimination under Title VII generally must be able to show that she or he was treated differently from “similarly situated” co-workers. A recent ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals shows that the

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