Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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

Thursday, June 16, 2022

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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Government Accountability Office, the research arm of the U.S. Congress, has issued a report concluding that OFCCP needs to do more to assist federal contractors in meeting their compliance obligations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP is seeking approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget to extend the Functional Affirmative Action Program option for another three years, a move that CWC supports.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

In a new FAQ posted to its AAP-VI portal late last week, OFCCP has reversed course and is now saying that contractor establishments with fewer than 50 employees must be included if the contractor maintains an AAP for that site, even though not requir

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Sometime in the next few months, OFCCP is expected to publish a formal proposal to modernize its “60-2” AAP regulations. Our memo proves a preview of some of the things it is likely to include.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Our most recent member roundtable featured a lively discussion among participants and CWC’s staff experts on the practical implications of OFCCP Director Jenny Yang’s new enforcement directive.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

As the June 30 deadline for data submissions under OFCCP’s new AAP-VI process approaches, the agency has rolled out a new bulk upload option that federal contractors with 100 or more establishments may find beneficial.

Monday, May 23, 2022

OFCCP has posted a new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List that flags some 400 federal contractor establishments for an upcoming compliance evaluation. Industries that increased hiring during the pandemic are prioritized for audits.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

It’s been 16 months since OFCCP Director Jenny Yang assumed office, and during that time there have been some significant changes in key agency leadership positions. Our memo provides an update.

Monday, May 2, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC’s recent virtual member roundtable on OFCCP’s controversial pay equity audit directive involved a spirited discussion among the more than 50 member company participants. Our memo summarizes the highlights.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Our comment letter to OFCCP on the agency’s proposal to revise the 2020 Trump-era Enforcement Rule argues that rather than creating greater efficiency as OFCCP claims, the proposal will instead create additional delays in resolving agency allegations

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC has filed a comment letter with OFCCP in general support of the agency’s announced intent to extend its Functional Affirmative Action Program for another three years, while recommending some minor revisions that we beli

Monday, April 18, 2022

The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has recalculated its annual percentage of veterans in the workforce, an annual measure used by the agency to evaluate a federal contractor’s affirmative action obligations under th

Thursday, April 7, 2022

OFCCP has posted a number of new clarifying FAQs that address issues raised with the agency by CWC regarding compliance with the agency’s recently-launched Affirmative Action Program-Verification Interface.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A new directive issued by OFCCP Director Jenny Yang regarding the return to some of the agency’s former enforcement practices confirms what we’ve been expecting for some time.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

As expected, the proposed budget that the President has submitted to Congress to fund the government for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on October 1 asks for big funding increases for OFCCP and the EEOC, among other workplace enforcement agencies

Thursday, March 17, 2022

In the first major policy development since she assumed office, OFCCP Director Jenny Yang has issued a new directive instructing agency compliance officers to ask for a contractor’s pay analyses during a compliance evaluation, regardless of whether t

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

CWC recently held a virtual member roundtable on best practices for soliciting race, ethnicity, sex, and other demographic categories from applicants and employees compliant with government reporting requirements. Our memo summarizes the highlights.

Monday, March 7, 2022

As the March 31 date allowing federal contractors to begin certifying their AAP obligations via OFCCP’s new Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAP-VI) approaches, key questions about how the process works remain unanswered.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will no longer accept so-called “Type 6” establishment records for the upcoming 2021 EEO-1 Report filing season. EEO-1 filers with establishments employing fewer than 50 employees will

Thursday, January 6, 2022

An expected jump in OFCCP enforcement activity after the Biden Administration assumed office has not yet occurred, according to data released recently by the agency. Budget constraints likely are a contributing factor.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Employers required to file annual EEO-1 reports will be able to file their 2021 EEO-1s with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission beginning on April 12, 2022, according to an announcement posted recently by the agency.

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

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda contains a number of new items that will be of interest to CWC members, including new initiatives from OFCCP, DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the NLRB.

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