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Breaking News: OMB Approves the Modified OFCCP Disability Self-ID Form

May 08, 2020

OFCCP provided notification today that the modified disability self-id collection form has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  OFCCP hopes this streamlined form will increase the response rate of applicants and employees who...

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Breaking News: EEO-1 2021 deadline announced

May 07, 2020

On May 7, 2020, EEOC announced in a Federal Register notice that there will be no EEO-1 data collection in 2020 due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This notice is pending approval of the EEO-1 Component 1 information collection by the...

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OFCCP Announces New Compliance Assistance Directives

April 17, 2020

OFCCP announced three new directives today, Friday April 17, 2020. The Directives are designed to maximize the effectiveness of OFCCP’s compliance assistance resources, increase accountability, and resolve federal contractor compliance evaluations...

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Annual Hiring Benchmark for Veterans Now 5.7 Percent

April 14, 2020

Consistent with timing in previous years, OFCCP has recently updated the hiring benchmark for protected veterans.  In annual affirmative action plans (AAPs), comparing the number of hires to a predetermined veteran benchmark is a required element of...

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Attn Construction Industry:  New Compliance Check Scheduling Letters Approved

April 07, 2020

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved OFCCP’s information collection request for two new compliance check scheduling letters for the construction industry.  One version is for construction contractors whose...

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Revised OFCCP Scheduling Letters Approved

April 07, 2020

Several proposed, modified letters are now final for Supply and Service Contractors, as well as Construction Contractors. Revisions to the Supply and Service letters were first proposed in April 2019 (with updates in July 2019). All six letters are...

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OFCCP COVID-19 Updates

April 06, 2020

Last week, OFCCP sent out two announcements on adjustments related to COVID-19, one regarding Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) participants, and the other regarding data safety.

For FAAP participants, OFCCP’s FAAP team will continue...

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EEO-1 Update: One Step Closer

April 01, 2020

Last week, EEOC published a notice of information collection in the Federal Register for a 30-day comment period. As with the initial 60-Day Notice, EEOC continues to seek a three-year approval for the standard EEO-1 data collection (for years 2019,...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 30, 2020

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor has issued the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which expands upon employee paid leave rights during the COVID-19 pandemic. Private employers with fewer than 500 employees, and...

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OFCCP Clarifies Audit Expectations During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020

The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) recently communicated and worked with OFCCP’s national office to clarify contractor expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  OFCCP has agreed to institute the following protocols for all contractors:

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Special COVID-19 Announcements from NILG & OFCCP

March 19, 2020

The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) Board released an announcement to its members on March 18, 2020, followed by a related message the following day released from OFCCP via their subscription email list.  Both messages made clear that OFCCP...

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OFCCP Issues a National Interest Exemption Memo for COVID-19 Contracts

March 18, 2020

On March 17, 2019, OFCCP Director Craig Leen issued a National Interest Exemption memo granting limited exemptions and waivers from OFCCP-enforced requirements. This allows new federal contracts and subcontracts specifically providing COVID-19...

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