|The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders from throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance.
|This month's contributors: John Fox | Alissa Horvitz | Sandra Zeigler | Bill Osterndorf | Jeremy Mancheski
| The Fox OFCCP Report
by John C. Fox, Esq.
Welcome to the first edition of "The Fox OFCCP Report." This will be a monthly column commentary on the latest developments at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP").
While I have been a reporter and a news editor at various times in my pre-law career, I have never been a columnist. This will be a new venture for me. read more
| John C. Fox, Esq. is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the United States defending companies in "bet-the-bank" and other substantial employment cases. Mr. Fox is the President and a Senior Partner of Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C. read more
| Concrete Steps to Ensure Your Organization Is Prepared Should OFCCP's Proposed Disability Regulations Become Final in Their Current Form
by Alissa Horvitz
OFCCP has proposed extensive new requirements for government contractors in an effort to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If the past is any indication of lead time, contractors typically are afforded 60 or 90 days in which to put in place the mechanisms for compliance once the regulations are published in their final form. Comments to OFCCP's proposed rule are due no later than February 7, 2012. read more
| Alissa Horvitz is co-chair of Littler's OFCCP Practice Group. She provides advice and counsel to government contractors and subcontractors regarding their compliance obligations under the laws and regulations that OFCCP enforces. read more
|Commenting on the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: What You Need to Know
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.
Mark your calendars for February 7, 2012! This will be your last opportunity to weigh in on the proposed revisions to OFCCP's Section 503 regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-741.
Why should I comment on the proposed rule?
You cannot afford to ignore the significant changes being proposed in the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). read more
| Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq. is a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP. read more
|The Importance of Recruiting Veterans
by Bill Osterndorf
As members of the military services return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the federal government has shown a great interest in ensuring that these individuals have opportunities to find employment in the private sector. Various federal agencies, including the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), have new initiatives that are meant to aide veterans in finding employment. read more
| Bill Osterndorf is President and founder of HR Analytical Services and has been working with affirmative action/equal opportunity issues for the last 25 years in the public and private sectors. read more
|TRICARE Network Providers being Subject to OFCCP Requirements
by Jeremy Mancheski
By signing the National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") on December 31st, President Obama dealt a blow to the OFCCP's determined effort in gaining jurisdiction over the healthcare industry. For more than a decade, the OFCCP has been fighting, and seemingly winning, the battle to claim that healthcare facilities are considered subcontractors and are therefore subject to compliance under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). read more
| Jeremy Mancheski is a Principal with the affirmative action plan outsourcing firm OutSolve based in New Orleans, LA. Currently, he works with a diverse, national client base including a variety of industries such as food service, transportation, and manufacturing with clients ranging in size from small startup firms to Fortune 500 corporations. read more
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