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.
The fourth virtual roundtable held in conjunction with the joint “HIRE” initiative launched by the EEOC and OFCCP earlier this year featured presentations by a panel of witnesses pointing out potential discriminatory barriers created by employers’ us
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Calls we’ve received from some of our members lately indicate that there may be some confusion out there among agency contracting officers regarding OFCCP’s “Pre-Award Registry.” Our memo explains what the Registry is and how it is designed to be use
As has become the norm, Congress failed to reach agreement on final government spending levels for Fiscal Year 2023, which began on October 1, instead opting to temporarily fund government operations at FY 2022 levels through December 16. As a result
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP regulations require covered federal contractors to make their Section 503/VEVRAA AAPs “available” to applicants and employees upon request. The regulations don’t address how this should be done in a remote work enviro
Monday, September 26, 2022
OFCCP has received approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to continue its Functional Affirmative Action Program option for another three years. The program as extended contains some welcome improvements that may encourage great
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
OFCCP has extended until October 19 the deadline for federal contractors to object to the agency’s release of their “Type 2” EEO-1 reports covering years 2016-2020. Our memo offers guidance as to how an objection might be crafted.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Our latest update of OFCCP financial settlements summarizes seven new settlements posted by the agency since our last update in May.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
OFCCP has officially launched its new online Notification of Construction Contract Award Portal as the preferred, albeit optional, way for covered federal construction contractors to meet their obligation to notify the agency of certain subcontract a
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
OFCCP recently received an unprecedented FOIA request for all EEO-1 Type 2 reports held by the agency for filing years 2016 through 2020. OFCCP is giving affected federal contractors until September 19 to file objections, or will otherwise disclose t
WEB WORKSHOP SCHEDULED. OFCCP has issued a revised “compensation analysis” directive clarifying that agency compliance officers will not demand an analysis prepared under an applicable legal privilege as OFCCP claimed it had the right to do under the
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC is pleased to announce the launch of our new Integrating Compliance and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion memo series, leading with this introductory primer on the proper use of OFCCP-required “placement goals” for women an
In an announcement last week that also indicates its online AAP-VI Portal remains open despite a June 30 certification deadline, OFCCP has clarified that federal contractors that have not yet certified but have a pending Help Desk request made before
Exercising his authority pursuant to an order issued by his predecessor, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has overturned a ruling issued earlier this year by DOL’s Administrative Review Board that held that OFCCP had to use neutral criteria in scheduli
Our memo provides the latest information regarding the “HIRE” initiative, a joint effort between the EEOC and OFCCP launched last January that is designed to “identify strategies to remove unnecessary barriers to hiring and to promote effective, job-
While there has been no official announcement from OFCCP, the online Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAP-VI) Contractor Portal is still open, despite a June 30 certification deadline. Our memo delves into the possible reasons why.
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
The Labor Department’s Administrative Review Board has reversed a ruling by an agency administrative law judge that found in favor of OFCCP, concluding that the ALJ used the wrong legal analyses when he held that a federal contractor committed hiring
As the June 30 deadline for federal contractors to certify with OFCCP’s new AAP-VI approaches, many CWC members have questions about what it means to have “developed and maintained” their AAPs. Our memo and attached checklist provide guidance.