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  • The Forgotten Regulations
    by Bill Osterndorf - March 19, 2019
    The last five years have been a time of monumental change for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Five major regulatory changes to the federal affirmative action regulations went into effect between 2014 and 2016, and 13 new directives have been issued since February of 2018. We have never seen a period at OFCCP when so many new initiatives have been announced and so ma...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 3
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - March 19, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Five-year Anniversary of Section 503
    by Keli Wilson, David Cohen - February 15, 2019
    The five-year anniversary of the revised Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (503) regulations is fast approaching. This anniversary will allow for profound reflection by contractors on their progress made to attract, select, advance and retain individuals with disabilities in the workplace. It is an opportune time for contractors to monitor progress, highlight effective outreach initiatives and programs, as well as begin...
  • Guidance on “Unknowns” in the Workforce May Soon be Available
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - February 15, 2019
    The Dilemma When we ask our employees to voluntarily report their race, ethnicity, and gender, we will almost always end up with a small proportion of the population who choose not to provide such demographic information. There are any number of reasons for this. For a growing percentage of the population, the binary options of male or female do not resonate with them. And while the race categories now include “two o...
  • Keeping Up with the Recordkeeping Requirements for an OFCCP Audit
    by Raven Applebaum - February 15, 2019
    Recordkeeping violations continue to be the top violation during an OFCCP audit. These voluminous, and often cumbersome, requirements are intended to promote equal opportunity during a company’s hiring process. They can also promote confusion among unsuspecting employers, making them an easy target during an audit. To understand how such violations occur, and to prevent them from occurring, contractors first need to k...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 2
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - February 15, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Another One Bites the Dust – Saying Goodbye to 2018
    by Cindy Karrow - January 25, 2019
    2018 was a very busy year for federal contractors. Before we get too deep into 2019, let’s take a stroll through some of the highlights and what can be done to prepare for another busy year. CSAL Letters and Scheduling Letters Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) were sent to contractors twice in 2018. OFCCP has been busy scheduling compliance reviews from both lists. To find out if your organizatio...
  • Do the Supreme Court’s Holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Apply to OFCCP? (Part 1)
    by Bill Doyle - January 25, 2019
    The Supreme Court addresses systemic employment discrimination questions relatively rarely. In Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), the Supreme Court addressed questions related to systemic pay discrimination claims under Title VII. The Supreme Court's decision contained several significant rulings regarding systemic pay discrimination claims. For example, the Supreme Court explained that statistical agg...
  • Making Binary Gender Choices in an Increasingly Non-Binary World as EEO-1 Season Approaches
    by James (Jay) A. Patton, Jr. - January 25, 2019
    Having only recently completed their VETS-4212 filings, government contractors will soon be entering the 2018 EEO-1 reporting cycle facing a confusing landscape when it comes to reporting the gender of their employees. Contractors face an employment marketplace that is dealing with gender in new ways while dealing with federal government reporting requirements built on traditional gender models. This confusion will likely n...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 1
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - January 25, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....