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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comments and Testimony
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.

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

Friday, April 10, 2020

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

Friday, April 10, 2020

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

Comments and Testimony
Friday, April 3, 2020

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

Friday, March 13, 2020

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.

Comments and Testimony
Friday, March 6, 2020

Our written comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget acknowledge that OFCCP has improved its controversial voluntary self-ID Form CC-305, but also ask OMB to require a couple of more changes to the form before giving OFCCP approval

Friday, February 21, 2020

In the Trump Administration’s latest initiative to achieve regulatory reform, OMB is asking for public comments on a series of questions focused on how the agency adjudication process can be changed to ensure due process for companies charged with vi

Friday, February 7, 2020

Rejecting CWC’s recommendations to provide federal contractors with more flexibility in how they comply, OFCCP is asking for final approval from the Office of Management and Budget to continue using its prescribed – albeit slightly improved – self-ID

Comments and Testimony
Friday, January 17, 2020

Our comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget recommend that it withhold approval until OFCCP makes further changes to its proposed construction compliance check scheduling letters to make them less burdensome and consistent with th

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