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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With the release of Directive 2019-01, OFCCP rescinded the previously used Active Case Enforcement directive (DIR 2011-01) or ACE.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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Affirmative Action in District Court: SFAA v. Harvard

October 16, 2018

Affirmative Action in the educational admissions process is in the spotlight again. On October 15th, arguments began in the case of Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, in the U.S. District Court for the District...

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Recent OFCCP Settlements: The Hiring Trend Continues

October 13, 2018

On October 12th, OFCCP announced eight settlements that totaled approximately $1.5 million. Six of the settlements were related to hiring practices. Below is a brief description of each.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.: A Reading, PA location of...

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OFCCP Offers Compliance Relief for Contractors Affected by Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018

Craig Leen, Acting Director of OFCCP, authored a memorandum granting federal contractors a limited exemption & waiver from some required compliance efforts following Hurricane Michael. The memo details its intention to assist new supply & service...

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