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DCI Experts Joanna Colosimo and Jon Geier Published in Law360 Article

June 22, 2020

On June 22, 2020, Joanna Colosimo, Director of Compliance & Workforce Analytics, and Jon Geier, Principal Consultant, were published in Law360. Their expert analysis "Employer Considerations for a Workforce Reduction Analysis" can be read here: ...

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Supporting HR Pandemic Response: Part 2

June 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the current (and future) state of organizations. In some instances, the need to hire and train employees has accelerated.

For these organizations, the method must be effective, quick, and implemented...

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Supporting HR Pandemic Response

June 03, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed the current state of government, private sector, and non-profit organizations. And, the impacts of the crisis have varied within organizations in unique ways. Dynamics such as organizations’ business...

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A message from our CEO

June 02, 2020

A message from our CEO, David Cohen:

I want to take a moment to reflect upon the recent events and how painful it is to watch. There is no question that we have a lot of work to do in this country to break down barriers and heal our racial divide. 

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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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DCI Experts Joanna Colosimo and Lisa Harpe Published in Law360 Article

February 28, 2020

On February 25, 2020, Joanna Colosimo, Director of EEO Compliance and Lisa Harpe, Principal Consultant, were published in Law360. Their expert analysis" OFCCP Draft Bias Rule Overrelies On Statistical Significance" can be read here: ...

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Video Blog: Complimentary AAP Resources are Available

February 26, 2020

Join Operations Deputy Yevonessa Hall and HR Analyst Tyler Wurtz as they walk through all of the AAP resources that DCI has to offer. Visit our resources page here.

 

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OFCCP’s FY2021 Congressional Budget Justifies Increase in Requested Funds with Promise of More Audits

February 12, 2020

OFCCP’s FY2021 Congressional Budget Justification, just released Monday, February 10, shows an increase in requested funds as compared to FY2020 (103.6M) in anticipation of conducting more compliance evaluations (i.e., full compliance reviews,...

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EEO-1 Component 2 Data Collection to Officially Close Friday

February 11, 2020

EEOC is officially able to close their collection of employer pay data for 2017 and 2018 filing years. Judge Chutkan granted EEOC’s motion requesting completion of the data collection. As previously discussed in this blog, EEOC has repeatedly...

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Craig Leen Nominated for Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management

February 03, 2020

On February 3, 2020, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Craig Leen for the Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management. Currently, Leen serves as the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance...

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California District Court Rules in Favor of Center for Investigative Reporting in Ongoing DOL Case

January 08, 2020

In December 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California made a decisive ruling in the ongoing case of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), et al. vs. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Specifically, the court denied...

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DCI Experts David Cohen, Joanna Colosimo & Jon Geier Published in Law360 Article

January 08, 2020

On January 8, 2020, David Cohen, DCI President, Joanna Colosimo, Director of EEO Compliance, and Jon Geier, Principal Consultant, were published in Law360. Their expert analysis "Pay Equity Shortcuts Create Risks For Employers" can be read here:  ...

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OFCCP Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Standardizing Procedures for Evaluating Employment Discrimination Claims

January 06, 2020

OFCCP ended 2019 by releasing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) attempting to codify procedures the agency uses to resolve alleged violations of affirmative action laws under the agency’s jurisdiction. The regulation would establish differing...

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EEO-1 Component 2 Data Collection Continues

January 03, 2020

EEOC submitted an update to the court on the 2017 & 2018 EEO-1 Component 2 data collection, as required to do every 21 days. As of January 3, 2020, 86% of eligible filers have completed submission of Component 2 data, with 85.3% submitting for 2017...

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OFCCP Revises the Federal Contractor Compliance Manual

January 02, 2020

OFCCP was active over the holiday season releasing an updated Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM). The full manual, as well as revision highlights by chapter, can be viewed on the OFCCP website. Compliance officers use the FCCM as a guide to...

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