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Memo
23-025
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. An interagency working group assembled by the White House Office of Management and Budget has made recommendations for changing the standards under which the government collects and reports race/ethnicity data. OMB is now a


Memo
23-018
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.


Memo
23-017
Monday, January 23, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. In a continuing sign that the Biden Administration believes a company’s labor law compliance should be taken into account in awarding federal contracts, it has instructed the major federal contracting agencies to designate


Memo
22-184
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

As President Biden nears the halfway point of his first term, most of his nominations to serve in key workplace enforcement agency positions have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. There are a few important slots that still await action, however, as


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
22-124
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

CWC has filed written comments with the Office of Management and Budget urging it to approve OFCCP’s request to extend the Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) application and approval process for another three years, albeit with one minor ch


Memo
22-123
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The government has announced that the White House Office of Management and Budget will be convening an interagency task force within the coming months to review, and possibly revise, the standards that federal agencies – in


Memo
22-122
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda contains very few changes from the version published last December, except that many of the projected timelines have been pushed back.


Memo
21-248
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

As President Biden’s first year in office draws to a close, we take a look at how many of his key appointments to run the agencies that regulate the workplace have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as well as a number of nominations that still await


Memo
21-244
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

In response to a federal court order blocking the federal contractor mandate nationwide, the Biden Administration has suspended its enforcement pending further legal developments.


Memo
21-027
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

CWC’s comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget urge OMB to withhold approval of OFCCP’s proposed online AAP verification portal unless OFCCP makes changes to lessen the burden imposed on federal contractors.


Memo
20-235
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Department of Labor has announced its intent to get approval to continue using the current version of the VETS-4212 form for another three years. CWC will be filing comments supporting the extension, and welcomes input from our members.


Memo
20-230
Thursday, November 19, 2020

OFCCP has announced its intent to extend for another three years the paperwork requirements that apply to construction contractors, and is seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to proceed.


Memo
20-219
Monday, November 2, 2020

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has joined the Labor Department in adopting new procedural regulations that govern the issuance of so-called agency guidance. Among other things, the new rules are designed to provide clearer procedures for


Memo
20-203
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

OFCCP has posted two landing pages on its website providing more information on its new “accommodation” and “promotion” focused reviews. It is still very unclear, however, as to when these types of audits will begin.


Memo
20-200
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


Memo
20-192
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.


Memo
20-183
Friday, September 18, 2020

OFCCP announced this week that it is ready to implement an online “AAP Verification Portal” that among other things would require all covered federal contractors to certify that they have prepared their required affirmative action plans.


Memo
20-175
Friday, September 4, 2020

In response to a recent Presidential Executive Order instructing federal regulators to issue new or amend existing regulations setting forth the process they use to issue so-called “guidance” documents, the Department of Labor has issued implementing


Memo
20-125
Friday, June 26, 2020

The EEOC has proposed a process for issuing so-called agency guidance documents, including a requirement that interested parties be given an opportunity to weigh in before a “significant” new guidance document is finalized. CWC recently submitted com


Memo
20-106
Friday, May 29, 2020

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposed rule governing the process under which the agency will issue so-called guidance documents. The new rules are designed to conform to an Executive Order issued last year calling for more


Memo
20-097
Friday, May 15, 2020

The White House Office of Management and Budget has given OFCCP the go ahead to implement a revised version of the Disability Self-ID form “CC-305.” Although the revised form contains some modest improvements over the current version, it still does n


Memo
20-098
Friday, May 15, 2020

Disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic as well as a delay in getting clearance to begin collecting the data have prompted the EEOC to postpone the filing of 2019 EEO-1 reports this year. Instead, the agency plans to require EEO-1 filers to su


Comments and Testimony
20-088
Friday, May 1, 2020

Our written comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget endorse the EEOC’s request to extend EEO-1 “Component 1” reporting for three more years while putting any further “Component 2” reporting on hold for now.


Memo
20-080
Friday, April 24, 2020

The White House Office of Management and Budget has cleared two new scheduling letters for OFCCP to use in notifying federal construction contractors that they have been selected for a so-called compliance check. As our memo explains, the letters as


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