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DCI Video Blog: Component 2 EEO-1 Survey Portal Officially Open

July 15, 2019

As of July 15, 2019, the Component 2 EEO-1 survey for 2017 and 2018 submission is officially open and available for employers to access through the LOGIN to File page on the NORC website. EEOC began to distribute login information to employers...

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New EEO-1 Component 2 Upload File Specifications, Instructions, and FAQs Posted

July 11, 2019

As previously reported, the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data collection tool website is active. As of yesterday, technical upload file specifications have been posted to the website at https://eeoccomp2.norc.org/info.html. Additionally, an instruction...

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ODEP & OFCCP Launch Inclusion Award

July 09, 2019

Federal contractors can now apply for the Excellence in Disability Inclusion (EDI) award. The EDI award is a joint initiative between the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to...

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General Audit Trends

July 06, 2019

In March of this year, OFCCP released their Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) list, outlining which federal contractors could expect to be audited this year, as well as the type of audit. OFCCP has indicated that Compliance Checks,...

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Launch of Component 2 EEO-1 Online Filing System Portal

July 03, 2019

UPDATE: As of July 15, 2019, the Component 2 EEO-1 survey for 2017 and 2018 submission is officially open and available for employers to access through the LOGIN to File page on the NORC website. Click here to learn more from DCI.

EEO-1 filers are...

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Updates on Proposed Changes to Scheduling Letters: What’s In and What’s Out

July 02, 2019

OFCCP suggested a number of changes to the current scheduling letters in its Proposed Renewal of Information Collection Requirements, which was published in the Federal Register on April 12. Following the release of these proposed revisions, there...

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Proposed Changes to OFCCP Scheduling Letters: Summarizing the Institute’s Comments

June 30, 2019

As noted in a previous blog, OFCCP proposed changes (dated April 12, 2019) to the supply and service scheduling letters covering contractor compliance with Executive Order (EO) 11246, Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations . The Institute for Workplace...

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DCI Video Blog: Update on EEO-1 Component 2

June 27, 2019

 

 

Starting mid-July 2019, EEOC expects to begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 data. EEO-1 filers should begin preparing to submit Component 2 pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 as these filings are due by September 30, 2019.  Click play...
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The U.S. Women’s National Team vs. U.S. Soccer

June 20, 2019

UPDATE: On July 7, 2019, the U.S. Women's National team won the World Cup, which is the second consecutive and fourth time overall that the USWNT has won the international tournament. Congratulations to the USWNT!

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is...

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DCI Consulting Hires Jon Geier as a Principal Consultant

June 12, 2019

DCI Consulting Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jon Geier, a recently retired employment law partner at Paul Hastings LLP, is joining DCI as a Principal Consultant. Jon brings over 30 years of experience advising employers on workforce issues.

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EEO-1 Pay Component 2: Where Are We Now?

May 30, 2019

Now that the deadline for Component 1 of the EEO-1 Survey has passed (hopefully with successful filings for all), EEOC is looking ahead to the process of Component 2 pay data collection. EEOC is partnering with NORC at the University of Chicago, a...

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DOL/OFCCP Regulatory Agenda – Open for Comment

May 28, 2019

OFCCP has three agenda items currently in the proposed rule stage. Meaning, the following rules have been proposed to the public in order to address a specific problem or accomplish an agency goal:

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The EEO Studio Episode 6: Maintaining Workplace Civility with Paul McGovern from NILG

May 16, 2019

Paul McGovern, Chair of the Northeast Region of the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG), sits down with co-hosts Keli Wilson and Rosemary Cox to discuss NILG and the importance of maintaining civility in the workplace. To listen, click play below...

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DCI Consultants Amanda Bowman and David Sharrer Published in Law360

May 10, 2019
On May 9th, 2019, DCI consultants Amanda Bowman and David Sharrer were published in Law360 for their article "OFCCP Affirmative Action Compliance May Be Changing". Read the article on the Law360 website.
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OFCCP Releases Town Hall Action Plan Update

May 06, 2019

On April 29, 2019, OFCCP released an update regarding the Town Hall Action Plan created after the 2017-18 Compliance Assistance Town Halls and stakeholder meetings. The Compliance Assistance Town Halls serve as a space for contractors to provide...

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Justice Department Files Appeal, Component 2 Still On

May 03, 2019

Following Judge Chutkan’s reinstatement of Component 2 of the EEO-1 report in National Women's Law Center v. Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Justice filed a Notice of Appeal of the ruling on May 3rd. The appeal  will be reviewed...

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EEOC Has Announced Collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Data for Calendar Year 2017

May 02, 2019

This morning, EEOC announced it expects to begin collecting EEO-1 Component 2 data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 in mid-July 2019.

EEO-1 filers should begin preparing to submit Component 2 data for calendar year 2017, in addition to data for...

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Breaking News: EEO-1 Component 2 Update

April 25, 2019

DCI staff just left the courtroom and the order is in. EEOC will announce to employers and post in the Federal Register by April 29 that data collection will begin and employers should prepare to collect and report by September 30, 2019. The...

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The EEO Studio Episode 5: Discussing Workplace Civility with Mindy Weinstein, EEOC Acting District Director for the Washington Field Office

April 25, 2019

In this special episode of The EEO Studio, co-hosts Keli Wilson and Rosemary Cox sit down with EEOC Acting District Director for the Washington Field Office Mindy Weinstein to discuss the season 1 topic of workplace civility. To listen, click play...

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OFCCP Proposes Substantial Changes to Scheduling Letters and Compliance Checks

April 15, 2019

On Friday April 12, 2019, OFCCP posted a Notice and Comment for revised supply and service scheduling letters (including FAAPs and CMCEs), Section 503, and VEVRAA Focused Review letters, and compliance checks in the Federal Register.  Comments are...

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EEO-1 Pay Data Collection – The Saga Continues with a Hearing Scheduled Next Week

April 12, 2019

Yesterday, April 11, 2019, Judge Chutkan scheduled a hearing for 2 p.m. (EDT) next Tuesday April 16, 2019, for all parties to attend in regards to her order to reinstate the EEO-1 pay data component 2 obligation. 

The hearing will include...

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The EEO Studio Podcast Episode 4 with Larry Seward

April 11, 2019

Episode 4 of The EEO Studio has been released! Co-Hosts Keli Wilson & Rosemary Cox sit down with Larry Seward to discuss the season 1 topic of workplace civility. To listen, click play below or click here to subscribe to The EEO Studio on iTunes.

 

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Construction Contractors: OFCCP Proposes New Compliance Check Letters

April 11, 2019

OFCCP has developed a compliance check letter specifically for construction contractors, with a request for comment posted to the Federal Register earlier this week. The proposed information collection request (ICR) includes two compliance check...

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OFCCP Financial & Legal Industry Compliance Assistance Town Hall Recap

April 10, 2019

On April 9 and 10, 2019, OFCCP held Compliance Assistance Town Halls in Manhattan, NY. Similar to the 2017 Town Hall series, the events allow the contractor community to collaborate and brainstorm action items that will eventually drive OFCCP’s...

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Employers Could Turn Over 2018 Pay Data by September 30th

April 03, 2019

Today, April 3rd, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told a federal judge that employers must turn over their 2018 pay data by September 30th, 2019. The decision comes after Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court gave EEOC and...

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OFCCP Names New Pacific Regional Director

April 02, 2019

OFCCP has named Jane Suhr as the new Pacific Regional Director of OFCCP. Ms. Suhr has been with OFCCP since 2001 and was most recently Deputy Director of the Pacific Region of OFCCP. 

DCI will post soon with more updates.

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OFCCP Announces 2019 VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark is 5.9%

March 27, 2019

On March 27, 2019, OFCCP announced that the 2019 VEVRAA hiring benchmark is 5.9%, effective March 31, 2019. The information is available on the VEVRAA Benchmark Database. There is also updated national and state information available in the VEVRAA...

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OFCCP Posts Long-Awaited CSAL in OFCCP FOIA Library

March 25, 2019

On March 25, OFCCP posted the long-awaited Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) in the OFCCP FOIA Library. According to OFCCP, today marks the first time that the agency has posted the CSAL in the FOIA Library without mailing advanced...

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Assembling the Highlights from OFCCP v. Analogic Corporation

March 23, 2019

The decision handed down last week from Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Colleen A. Geraghty in OFCCP v. Analogic Corporation contains some important information for federal contractors. The case involved an allegation by OFCCP that Analogic paid...

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The EEO Studio Episode 3: Assessing & Measuring Civility in the Workplace with Debbie Curl-Nagy

March 21, 2019

Co-hosts Keli Wilson and Rosemary Cox sit down with Debbie Curl-Nagy, Majority Owner & Managing Partner at Marcus Management Consultants, LLC, to discuss the importance of assessing and measuring civility in the workplace. To listen, click play...

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EEO-1: Federal Agencies Given April 3 Deadline for Employer Pay Data Update

March 19, 2019

If you’ve been wondering about how, what, and when to file your EEO-1 Survey for this year, you are not alone. Today, March 19, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court gave EEOC and OMB an April 3, 2019 deadline to inform employers on...

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Don't Miss DCI Consulting Participate in the 34th Annual SIOP Conference (Booth #623)

March 18, 2019

The 34th Annual Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference will take place from April 3-6, 2019, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC/National Harbor. PreConference workshops start on April...

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EEOC's Pay Data Collection Reinstated: The Institute for Workplace Equality Seeks Feedback

March 13, 2019

The Institute for Workplace Equality is seeking feedback on the topic of EEOC's Pay Data Collection Reinstatement. See below for The Institute's official statement:

The Institute for Workplace Equality seeks your feedback on this important topic.   ...

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OFCCP FY2020 Congressional Budget Justification Predicts Leen Auditing Machine

March 12, 2019

On Monday, March 11, 2019, the Trump Administration released the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget, and OFCCP issued its FY2020 Congressional Budget Justification (CBJ). Every year, OFCCP’s CBJ provides a glimpse of the agency’s commitments...

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Australia’s Pay Gap Report Reveals Interesting Insights into Gender Parity

March 11, 2019

Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in partnership with Bankwest Curtin Economic Center (BCEC) recently released a report on gender pay gap across organizations in Australia. This study aimed to identify the causes of the gender pay...

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OFCCP Announces New Section 503 Landing Page

March 09, 2019

On Friday March 8, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new landing page dedicated to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act which prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in...

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Section 503 Focused Review: Foreshadowing Disability Analytics?

March 09, 2019

On Friday, March 8, OFCCP launched a new Section 503 focused review landing page, which provides links to information including a sample of the associated scheduling letter, employer best practices and resources, and a set of 12 FAQs.

Of note, FAQ...

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The EEO Studio Episode 2: What it Means to Have a Respectful Workplace with Mark Nagy

March 07, 2019

Co-Hosts Keli Wilson and Rosemary Cox sit down with Mark Nagy, Founder & Senior Consultant at Marcus Management Consultants, LLC, to discuss what it means to be respectful in the workplace. To listen, click play below or click here to subscribe to...

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Supreme Court Rules Dead Judge’s Opinion Doesn’t Count in Fresno Equal Pay Case

March 05, 2019

On February 25, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and remanded the case for further proceedings because Judge Reinhardt, who authored the 6-5 decision, died before it was handed down.  With...

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Federal Judge Reinstates EEOC's Pay Data Collection

March 04, 2019

On March 4th, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court ordered the EEOC's pay data collection back into effect during the case Nat'l Women's Law Center v. OMB. Most private employers with 100 or more employees will be required to submit...

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The EEO Studio Episode 1: The #MeToo Movement with Alexis Ronickher

February 21, 2019

Co-Hosts Keli Wilson & Rosemary Cox sit down with Alexis Ronickher from Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP, to discuss the #MeToo movement and its effect on employers.  To listen to Episode 1, click play below.

Alexis Ronickher is a partner with the...

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DCI Consulting Presents: The EEO Studio Podcast

February 14, 2019

DCI Consulting is proud to announce its first-ever podcast, starring Senior Manager of EEO Compliance, D&I, and Principal Consultant Keli Wilson and Senior Consultant Rosemary Cox! Season 1 will focus on Workplace Civility: Moving Forward together....

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OFCCP Announces VERP Initiative

February 13, 2019

On February 13, 2019, OFCCP announced a new Directive establishing the Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program (VERP). The stated purpose of the VERP Directive establishes a completely voluntary compliance program for highperforming federal...

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A Review of the 2018 New Jersey Pay Act

February 12, 2019

The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act is an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The amendment became effective July 1, 2018, just over two months after the legislation was signed by the governor. Since that time, employers...

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The Gift of Time: CSAL

February 11, 2019

OFCCP gives contractors the gift of time by issuing Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL), typically twice a year, in advance of sending out scheduling letters. A CSAL is a “courtesy” notice to an establishment that it has been selected...

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France Releases Decree on Annual Pay Gap Reporting

February 09, 2019

In September, 2018, France enacted a law to address the gender pay gap. The law introduced new obligations for companies to report any pay gaps and all the steps taken to mitigate those gaps. Recently, the French government issued Decree 2019-15...

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Preview of the Section 503 Focused Review Scheduling Letter

February 08, 2019

In August of 2018, Director Craig E. Leen released DIRECTIVE (DIR) 2018–04, in which he announced that OFCCP would start conducting focused reviews. A focused review differs from an audit in that it focuses on one of the three regulations under...

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OFCCP Announces Two Tech Industry Town Halls

February 07, 2019

On February 6, 2019, OFCCP announced that it will be holding two town hall meetings focused on the technology sector, both of which will be open to the public. The first town hall will be hosted in San Jose, California on February 26, 2019, and the...

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Seventh Circuit Ruling Regarding Who is Covered by the ADEA

February 04, 2019

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently ruled that the protections against disparate impact age discrimination afforded by the ADEA apply only to employees, not outside job applicants, in the plain language reading of the...

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EEO-1 Filing Deadline Changed to May 31, 2019

February 01, 2019

DCI has learned that EEOC has changed the EEO-1 filing deadline this year to May 31, 2019 due to the partial government shut-down. Additionally, the opening of the EEO-1 survey for companies to login will be now be early March 2019.  EEOC is still...

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DCI Consulting Group Acquires EEO Litigation Firm Savina Consulting

January 23, 2019

DCI Consulting Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Savina Consulting, an employment litigation support and HR consulting firm.  This strategic acquisition will allow DCI Consulting Group to provide enhanced EEO litigation support and...

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Gender Pay Equity Lawsuit filed under the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

January 14, 2019

Elizabeth Rowe, the principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is suing the organization for $200,000 in back pay.  The lawsuit, filed under the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) in July, alleges that she should be given equal pay for equal...

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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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