Illustrating the wide divide between the political parties regarding federal rulemaking, the Biden Administration is seeking greater public input into the current regulatory process while House Republicans want to completely overhaul it.
CWC has filed comments with the White House Office of Management and Budget urging that agency to mandate sensible changes to OFCCP’s overly prescriptive Form CC-305 before giving OFCCP clearance to continue using the form for another three years.
Two influential Republican members of Congress have written to the Biden Administration expressing concern that its “labor advisor” program smacks of the controversial Obama-era “blacklisting” rule that was shut down by Congress before it ever went i
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. An interagency working group assembled by the White House Office of Management and Budget has made recommendations for changing the standards under which the government collects and reports race/ethnicity data. OMB is now a
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.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. In a continuing sign that the Biden Administration believes a company’s labor law compliance should be taken into account in awarding federal contracts, it has instructed the major federal contracting agencies to designate
As President Biden nears the halfway point of his first term, most of his nominations to serve in key workplace enforcement agency positions have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. There are a few important slots that still await action, however, as
Under a new Executive Order signed by President Biden, federal agencies have been tasked with developing Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity “Action Plans” in a step that could ultimately require employers to collect and report such data to the federa
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
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The government has announced that the White House Office of Management and Budget will be convening an interagency task force within the coming months to review, and possibly revise, the standards that federal agencies – in
The Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda contains very few changes from the version published last December, except that many of the projected timelines have been pushed back.
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
In response to a federal court order blocking the federal contractor mandate nationwide, the Biden Administration has suspended its enforcement pending further legal developments.
CWC’s comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget urge OMB to withhold approval of OFCCP’s proposed online AAP verification portal unless OFCCP makes changes to lessen the burden imposed on federal contractors.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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