Jenny Yang Named New OFCCP Director

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Wasting no time, President Biden has named former EEOC Chair Jenny Yang as the new Director of the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Ms. Yang, a Democrat, was a Commissioner at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 2013 to 2018 under both the Obama and Trump Administrations, and served as EEOC Chair from 2014-2017. CWC members may recall that as Chair, Ms. Yang championed for the collection of pay and hours worked data using the federal Employer Information (EEO-1) Report, and what ultimately became known as EEO-1 "Component 2."

The swift move in naming a new OFCCP Director is unprecedented, and signals that the Biden Administration is prepared to move forward immediately with what we expect will be an ambitious regulatory agenda that is likely to include the collection and reporting of employers' compensation data. For context, former OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu was not installed until September of the first year of the Obama Administration, and former OFCCP Director Ondray Harris was not selected until December of the first year of the Trump Administration.

This is a rapidly evolving development, and CWC will be issuing new guidance and analysis on Director Yang's initiatives as we learn more information.

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