On his first day in office, President Biden instructed all federal agencies to come up with a plan for overcoming barriers that underserved communities face in accessing the benefits and opportunities that might be available through that agency. Some
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.
In the likely event that her nomination is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will serve as the first African American woman and first former public defender to sit on the nation’s highest court.
In response to member requests, we recently held another “virtual member roundtable,” this one focusing on the topic of employee resource groups. Please let us know if there is a topic that you would like us to cover in a future roundtable.
President Biden has signed a new Executive Order requiring diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the federal workforce. As our memo notes, some of the actions taken to implement the Order could eventually end up as mandates in the private
In a specially-created virtual event combining the best features of our normally held “in person” annual policy and compliance conferences, CWC’s recently held CD&I Summit delivered more than 18 hours of substantive content over the course of four da
The Nasdaq Stock Exchange has asked the SEC to approve new rules that would require Nasdaq-traded companies to disclose Board of Directors diversity data annually, and require these companies to have two diverse directors, or explain why they do not.
Our comments to OFCCP in response to its Request for Information on training programs that might violate President Trump’s recently issued Executive Order 13950 stress both the commitment of CWC members to the principle and practice of equal employme
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
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.
Our memo includes a number of tables that contain the most recent demographic data by award level for each of the 38 broad degree families in which postsecondary degrees were conferred by U.S. colleges and universities during the 2018-2019 academic y
The EEOC has released “Component 1” data from the 2018 EEO-1 reports, the most recent comprehensive workplace demographic data available. As in past years, CWC has refined the data into a series of data tables as well as incorporated the data into ou
The Court’s ruling preserves a decades-old doctrine that requires the lower courts to give deference to informal agency interpretations of their own regulations, but in the words of one Justice, the decision may be “more of a stay of execution than a
Senate confirmation of Ms. Dhillon restores a quorum to the EEOC for the first time in four months, and gives the agency a Republican majority for the first time in ten years.
A plaintiff trying to prove intentional discrimination under Title VII generally must be able to show that she or he was treated differently from “similarly situated” co-workers. A recent ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals shows that the
Our comments to OFCCP on its proposed LEAD award commend the agency’s leadership for reinstating the practice of formally recognizing federal contractors with exemplary EEO/AA programs. We also offer some suggestions regarding the LEAD award eligibil
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