Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced that covered federal contractors will be able to begin certifying compliance via the agency’s AAP Verification Interface beginning on March 31, 2023. OFCCP has yet to

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

We’re pleased to present highlights from CWC’s recently held virtual 2023 Workplace Equity Policy Conference.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The President’s opening bid in a process that will ultimately determine federal government funding levels for fiscal year 2024, which begins on October 1, contains huge proposed increases for agencies such as OFCCP, the Wage and Hour Division, and th

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

As expected, OFCCP has formally rescinded Trump-era regulations that broadened the religious exemption under Executive Order 11246. This action should have little direct impact on CWC members, however.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Chair of the House Committee that has jurisdiction over OFCCP has sent a letter to the agency expressing “serious concerns” that OFCCP has not provided contractors with “sufficient information and time to object” to OFCCP’s planned public release

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has announced its intention to get approval to begin using a new “pre-complaint” intake form which a federal contractor applicant or employee would be required to complete before lodging a formal discrimination compla

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.

Monday, February 6, 2023

OFCCP announced last week that it is ready to release to a public interest group the consolidated 2016-2020 EEO-1 reports of some 20,000 entities that did not file timely FOIA objections to release of the data.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Our comments to OFCCP in response to the agency’s announced intent to revise its compliance evaluation “Scheduling Letter” question whether a projected 35% increase in the burden imposed on federal contractors will make the audit process more “effici

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

CWC has filed written comments with OFCCP asking the agency to relax its rigid requirement that federal contractors must use the agency’s prescribed disability self-ID Form CC-305 despite ample evidence that the form is not effective in encouraging i

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

OFCCP has posted a new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List identifying 500 federal contractor establishments that it intends to audit in the near future. Unlike the essentially random methodology employed in generating previous CSALs, OFCCP is exp

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.

Monday, January 9, 2023

The six new conciliation agreements with financial terms posted by OFCCP since the beginning of the agency’s 2023 fiscal year represent a notable increase over the same period last year.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

The final FY 2023 government spending deal reached by Congress shortly before it adjourned contains budget increases for several workplace enforcement agencies, with the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission c

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

According to final Fiscal Year 2022 enforcement numbers available from the Department of Labor, there was a drop of more than 25% in audits completed by OFCCP and a more than 50% decrease in audits scheduled by the agency as compared to the previous

Monday, December 19, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Our recent members-only roundtable featured a robust discussion of proposed changes that OFCCP wants to make to its compliance evaluation Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, with participants expressing concern regardin

Monday, December 5, 2022

CWC members that filed an objection to OFCCP’s planned FOIA release of their EEO-1 reports may want to reconfirm with the agency that an objection was filed. Our memo explains why.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP is proposing some minor changes to the form (CC-305) it requires federal contractors to use to allow individuals to voluntarily self-ID their disability status. CWC plans to submit comments with OFCCP urging further i

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Less than ten years after OFCCP made extensive changes to its scheduling letter and accompanying “itemized listing” that required federal contractors to submit substantially more data, the agency is proposing to do so again

Monday, November 14, 2022

Now that OFCCP is requiring federal contractors to post the EEOC’s new “Know Your Rights” poster, we thought it would be helpful to update our guide on all current OFCCP posting requirements.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

As is often the case, OFCCP announced a large batch of financial settlements negotiated during the last month of its fiscal year ending on September 30. Our memo provides a brief summary of each settlement.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

In response to recent developments regarding the public disclosure of EEO-1 data, CWC has revised the confidentiality disclaimer that we include on our model self-identification form.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

As expected, OFCCP has informed federal contractors that they must begin using the EEOC’s new “Know Your Rights” poster to replace the familiar “EEO is the Law” poster and poster supplement that contractors have been using for years to meet OFCCP pos

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The EEOC has issued a new “Know Your Rights” poster to replace the familiar “EEO is the Law” poster that employers have used for years to meet EEOC and OFCCP notice requirements.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

We expected the Biden Administration’s Labor Department to be more aggressive in filing formal OFCCP-related administrative lawsuits, but that hasn’t been the case until now. Things may be changing, however, as our memo explains.

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