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More Audits, Less Time: A Review of Conciliation Agreements

January 03, 2019

As OFCCP moves away from the Active Case Enforcement (ACE) approach to audits, the number of audits will increase and the timeframes for these compliance reviews will decrease (see this previous blog post for more context ...

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Former OFCCP Acting Director Craig Leen Formally Announced as Director

December 27, 2018

On December 26, 2018, the Department of Labor formally announced that Craig Leen, formerly Acting Director of OFCCP, was named the Director of OFCCP. Leen took over for former Director Ondray T. Harris after he stepped down from the position in July...

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DCI Among 2018 Human Resources Today MVP Winners

December 13, 2018

On December 5, 2018, DCI won second place in the 2018 Human Resources MVP Awards for Employment Law. The MVP Winning Post, The New Compensation Directive: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, was written by DCI President David Cohen and Director of EEO...

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Directive 2019-03: Opinion Letters and Help Desk

November 30, 2018

Directive 2019-03 aims to enhance the established, and well utilized, OFCCP Help Desk. Last year, Help Desk received over 2,600 inquiries and OFCCP aims to increase its efficiency. Help Desk is a compliance assistance tool designed for providing...

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Directive 2019-02: Easy Resolution Procedures

November 30, 2018

Directive 2019-02 establishes OFCCP’s Early Resolution Procedures (ERP) and outlines general guidelines for implementation. The ERP is intended to aid contractors with multiple establishments in developing corporate-wide corrective actions to meet...

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Directive 2019-01: Evaluation Procedures

November 30, 2018

With the release of Directive 2019-01, OFCCP rescinded the previously used Active Case Enforcement directive (DIR 2011-01) or ACE. The directive directs both staff and the contractor community to utilize the Federal Contractor Compliance Manual...

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Directive Friday: Clarifying OFCCP’s Compliance Procedures

November 30, 2018

OFCCP issued 3 new policy directives today, November 30, 2018. All directives were announced under the purview of ‘advancing clear and efficient compliance’ and providing federal contractors with greater certainty on how OFCCP conducts compliance...

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2019 Looks to be A Busy Year for OFCCP (and Contractors)

November 20, 2018

In 2018, under the leadership of Acting Director Craig Leen, OFCCP began its journey of transparency.  We saw it reflected in the release of a Contractor Bill of Rights, nine (9) new Directives by the agency and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

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EEOC Holds Public Meeting to Discuss Harassment Prevention

November 05, 2018

On October 31st, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting at agency headquarters on the topic of harassment. Titled "Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment," this meeting brought together several...

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Help Is Here! Task Force Releases Documents to Enhance Compliance with California Equal Pay Act

October 26, 2018

California is leading the country in its momentum to address gender pay inequity—as evident by the passing of the California Fair Pay Act (CFPA) in October 2015 and the September 2018 release of guidance for employees, employers, and unions on its...

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Rewarding Employers who Recruit, Employ, and Retain Our Nation’s Heroes

October 22, 2018

DOL has announced its new HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program that allows employers to be publicly recognized for their commitment to recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans (program fact sheet).  Known as the HIRE Vets Act, the Act was enacted by...

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OFCCP Releases Notice for Public Comment on Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award

October 20, 2018

On October 19, 2018, OFCCP released a notice asking for public comment on its proposed Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award. The LEAD Award is a joint effort from OFCCP with the DOL’s Women’s Bureau to “recognize contractor best...

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