Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Memo
24-003
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

To assist our members in their efforts to develop or refine their college and university recruitment strategy, CWC is pleased to provide you with updated tables that contain the most recently available demographic data by award level for each of the


Memo
23-235
Wednesday, December 13, 2023

This ruling by a federal appeals court serves as a useful reminder that it may be wise to withhold information about job applicants’ race and gender from recruiters and hiring officials in the early stages of the talent acquisition process.


Memo
23-232
Monday, December 11, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The U.S. Department of Commerce wants to hear from companies about their diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts. Our memo explains why.


Memo
23-171
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

As we anticipated, opponents of affirmative action are following up their successful Supreme Court challenge of the admissions policies of Harvard and UNC by beginning to sue private sector entities, alleging unlawful race-based discriminatory employ


Memo
23-151
Tuesday, August 1, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC’s new Talking Points guide on the Supreme Court’s landmark college admissions ruling is designed to assist you in educating internal stakeholders on what the Court said (and didn’t say), and what the ruling may mean for


Memo
23-147
Tuesday, July 25, 2023

A group of 21 Democratic State Attorneys General have sent a letter to Fortune 100 companies countering the letter sent to the same group recently by 13 Republican AGs warning the companies that their DEI practices must not discriminate on the basis


Memo
23-142
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Seizing upon the Supreme Court’s recent ruling barring the consideration of race in college admissions, the Republican Attorneys General of 13 states have signed a letter sent to Fortune 100 companies putting them on notice that their DEI practices a


Memo
23-104
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


Memo
23-046
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.


Memo
23-031
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.


Memo
22-206
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.


Memo
22-191
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


Memo
22-182
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


Memo
22-153
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


Memo
22-135
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-


Memo
22-131
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.


Memo
22-126
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


Memo
22-084
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


Memo
22-046
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.


Memo
22-042
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.


Memo
21-137
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.


Memo
21-135
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


Memo
21-123
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


Memo
20-246
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
20-242
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


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