Thursday, May 2, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The government’s new race and ethnicity reporting standards have generated numerous questions from CWC members on how they will be expected to comply. Our new FAQs are designed to address many of your questions.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Our comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget support a request for approval by the Labor Department to continue using the current version of the mandated VETS-4212 Report for another three years, noting that the form is familiar to

Thursday, April 4, 2024

CWC WEB WORKSHOP ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11. The White House Office of Management and Budget has revised the standards that federal agencies use to collect race/ethnicity data, and it will take some time before the changes are incorporated into collection

Monday, July 31, 2023

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.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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.

Monday, April 3, 2023

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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.

Monday, January 23, 2023

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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.

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.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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.

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

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