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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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, 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Although OFCCP initially proposed changes to the letters it uses to schedule federal contractors for audits that would have significantly increased the compliance burden, the final versions approved recently by the White House Office of Management an
As anticipated, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has submitted a formal request to the White House Office of Management and Budget seeking approval to collect traditional “Component 1” race, ethnicity, sex, and job category data by locatio
In response to a notice published by the White House Office of Management and Budget asking for public input on ways to improve federal agency adjudicatory procedures, CWC has submitted written comments offering recommendations for refinements at bot
A Presidential Executive Order issued last year instructed federal agencies to begin posting their sub-regulatory “guidance” documents online and accessible to the public. The EEOC and Labor Department recently launched their new guidance portals.