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EEOC Seeks Three-Year Approval of Revisions to the EEO-1 Report

November 23, 2022

By: Bill Osterndorf, Kate Hayek, and Alaya Collins

On November 9, 2022, theEqual Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) gave notice that it is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a three-year extension of the EEO-1

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OFCCP Proposes Major Changes to Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing

November 22, 2022

By: Mitchell Chamberlin

On November 21, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed major changes to the scheduling letter and itemized listing it uses to initiate compliance reviews of covered federal supply and...

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Contractor Portal Instruction for Higher Ed

November 16, 2022

By: Deborah Fashole-Luke and Rosemary Cox 

This year is the inaugural year of the Office of Federal Contractor Program’s (OFCCP) Contractor Portal. Throughout a months-long registration and certification period, federal contractors and...

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EEOC Commissioner Dhillon Resigns: Senate Deadlocked on Democratic Nominee

November 16, 2022

By: Haley Fisk

Republican commissioner of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Janet Dhillon announced her resignation from EEOC, with her last day in service being November 18, 2022. Before moving to her post as a commissioner,...

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EEOC Releases Draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan for Public Comment

November 09, 2022

By: Benjamin Kerner and Evan Szarenski

On November 4, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a draft of its strategic plan for the next five years (2022-2026) and gave the public an opportunity to comment. The plan...

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EEOC Releases New Version of ‘EEO is the Law’ Poster

October 24, 2022

By: Haley Fisk

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a new 'Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal' poster(revised version dated 10/20/2022)meant to replace and supersedethe previous ‘EEO is the Law’ post

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Clarification Issued for New York City’s Local Law 144 on Automated Employment Decision Tools

October 19, 2022

By: Dave Schmidt and Sara Hendrick

On September 19, 2022, the New York City (NYC) Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) issued proposed clarification to Local Law 144 that will regulate the use of automated employment decision tools...

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Update on Federal Efforts to Collect Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data

October 05, 2022

By: Evan Szarenski and Chad Peddie 

The reporting of sexual orientation and gender identity data has been on the minds of federal contractors for a long time. Currently, there is no reporting requirement and there is limited guidance on how to treat...

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New Pay Data Filing Requirements for California Employers

September 28, 2022

By: Sheryl Harmening

Senate Bill-1162 was signed into law Tuesday by California Governor Gavin Newsom. As highlighted in an earlier blog by DCI, the law adds new provisions to existing pay reporting requirements in the State of California. 

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OFCCP Releases Revised Version of FAAP Directive

September 23, 2022

By: Jair Portillo, Evan Szarenski

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its third revision to Directive 2013-01. This directive provides guidance on entering into a Functional Affirmative Action Plans (FAAP)...

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OFCCP Extends Deadline for Objections to Release of EEO-1 Reports

September 15, 2022

By: Bill Osterndorf

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has extended the deadline for organizations to make objections to the release of their EEO-1 type 2 reports. The agency extended the deadline from September 19, 2022, to...

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New California Pay Reporting Requirements Coming

September 06, 2022

By: Bill Osterndorf

With the likely passage of SB-1162, new California pay reporting requirements are coming. SB-1162 is a final version of a law that would add new provisions to the existing requirements California has on reporting pay data

The...

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2022 EEO-1 Filing to Open in April

September 06, 2022

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) data website now states that the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is tentatively scheduled to open in April 2023. 

This indicates a departure from the typical filing deadline of March 31...

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OFCCP Reiterates Intent to Provide List of Non-Compliant Contractors to Federal Contracting Officers

August 30, 2022

By: Mitchell Chamberlin

On August 29th, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) indicated once again that it will provide a list of federal contractors and subcontractors that have not certified compliance in OFCCP's ...

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OFCCP Announces New Version of Notification Site for Construction Contracts

August 23, 2022

By: Bill Osterndorf

On August 22, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new version of the notification site used to inform OFCCP of construction contracts and subcontracts.  

In the past, OFCCP has asked...

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OFCCP Notice Allows Objections to Release of EEO-1 Reports Under FOIA

August 19, 2022

By Bill Osterndorf, Evan Szarenski

On August 19, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a notice in the Federal Register that allows federal contractors and subcontractors to object to the release of their EEO-1...

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OFCCP Releases Revised “Pay Equity” Directive 

August 19, 2022

By Cassie Alfheim, Evan Szarenski

On August 18, 2022, OFCCP released Directive 2022-01 Revision 1 - Advancing Pay Equity Through Compensation Analysis. The revised Directive comes on the heels of several months of discussion and debate regarding...

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Deadline Extended for Federal Contractors That Experienced Technical Issues with OFCCP Contractor Portal

August 03, 2022

By Haley Fisk

The deadline to certify compliance with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) affirmative action program requirements at OFCCP’s Contractor Portal was June 30, 2022. OFCCP commended the federal contractors and...

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OFCCP Does Not Need to Follow Neutral Selection Process

August 03, 2022

By Evan Szarenski and Bill Osterndorf

On July 1, 2022, the Secretary of Labor ruled against Convergys Customer Management Group (now Concentrix CVG Customer Management Group) in a long-running dispute with the OFCCP about the submission of AAPs for...

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EEOC Shares Study on Pay Data Collection

July 28, 2022

By Bill Osterndorf

On July 28, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shared a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies), which studied EEOC’s collection of pay data from...

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Lessons Learned from OFCCP's Contractor Portal Initiative

July 13, 2022

By Sheryl Harmening

This was the first year that federal contractors and subcontractors were required to use the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s Contractor Portal. The requirement to certify compliance with the laws and regulations...

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VETS-4212 Reporting Coming up Fast!

July 13, 2022

By Rosemary Cox

Time is moving quickly so we wanted to take a moment to remind you that VETS-4212 Reports must be filed between August 1 and September 30. 

The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) and Office...

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OFCCP Spring Regulatory Agenda

June 30, 2022

By Evan Szarenski

On Tuesday, June 21, the Biden Administration published its semi-annual regulatory agenda. The regulatory agenda reports on regulatory actions that executive agencies plan to take in both the near and long term. 

The full spring...

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OFCCP Publishes New Proposed FAAP Directive for Public Comment

June 06, 2022

By Evan Szarenski

On Friday, May 27, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a new proposed Functional Affirmative Action Programs (FAAPs) Directive for public comment. OFCCP is proposing to make several changes to the...

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Government Accountability Office (GAO) Recommends Enhancements for OFCCP Oversight

May 27, 2022

By Rosemary Cox

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, GAO-22-104599, which outlined seven recommendations where the Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP) could substantially...

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OFCCP 2022 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) Recap

May 26, 2022

On May 20, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released its first Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for federal fiscal year 2022. The 2022 federal fiscal year runs from October 1,...

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New Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) Release

May 20, 2022

Today, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL), which is comprised of 376 Supply and Service establishment-based traditional compliance reviews, 12 Corporate...

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DCI Consulting Expands with Former OFCCP Hire Evan Szarenski

May 12, 2022

DCI Consulting Group, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to announce that Evan Szarenski has joined DCI’s Audit Strategy & Regulatory Affairs team as a Senior Consultant. The addition of Mr. Szarenski is a strategic hire for DCI, enhancing their commitment of...

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OFCCP Director Yang Shares Updates on CSAL and Agency Initiatives

May 11, 2022

By: Amanda Bowman

The Institute for Workplace Equality (The Institute) Annual Summit opened with a Fireside chat between OFCCP Director Jenny Yang and DCI Consulting’s David Cohen. A lot of great information was shared, including an update on the...

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EEOC Provides Guidance Regarding Late Filers for EEO-1 Reports

April 29, 2022

By: Bill Osterndorf

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided guidance for employers that may be late filers for their EEO-1 reports.  A new FAQ item states that employers missing the May 17, 2022 deadline for filing must file...

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New VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Set at 5.5%

April 07, 2022

As expected, OFCCP has released an updated Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) benchmark effective March 31, 2022.

The new benchmark has been set at 5.5%, continuing the downward trend in benchmark percentages over the past...

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Certification is Live for OFCCP's New Contractor Portal

April 04, 2022

By Amanda Bowman, Rosemary Cox, Bill Osterndorf

On March 31, 2022, OFCCP opened the certification portion of the agency’s new Contractor Portal. OFCCP developed the Contractor Portal as a means to ensure that federal contractors and subcontractors...

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OFCCP Budget Justification for Fiscal Year 2023 Now Available

March 31, 2022

By Bill Osterndorf, Joanna Colosimo

OFCCP has released its Congressional Budget Justification for the fiscal year (FY) 2023. It can be found in full on the U.S. Department of Labor website.  

In the overview section, OFCCP highlighted the following...

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OFCCP Releases Directive 2022-02

March 31, 2022

By Joanna Colosimo, Bill Osterndorf

On March 31, 2022, OFCCP released their second directive under the Biden administration, Directive 2022-02. This Directive explicitly rescinds and replaces DIR 2018-06 (Contractor Recognition), DIR 2018-08 ...

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DCI Expands Labor Economics Division with Andrew J. Cook, Ph.D.

March 29, 2022

DCI Consulting Group, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to announce that Andrew J. Cook, Ph.D. has joined DCI’s HR and EEO Analytics team as a Principal Consultant. The addition of Dr. Cook is a strategic hire for DCI, enhancing their commitment to be a...

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Setting the Record Straight on Directive 2022-01

March 28, 2022

Written By: DCI President David Cohen

On March 15, 2022, OFCCP released its first directive under the Biden administration. Directive 2022-01 reinforces OFCCP’s commitment to pay equity. One of the main goals of the directive is to remind federal...

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The NYC Automated Employment Decision Tools Bill

March 28, 2022

In late 2021, New York City (NYC) passed a law addressing the use of Automated Employment Decision Tools (AEDT) in selection processes. The law defines an AEDT as “any computational process, derived from machine learning, statistical modeling, data...

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2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Notice

March 24, 2022

On March 22nd, 2022, EEOC updated the EEO-1 Component 1 Online Filing System (OFS) The OFS now provides access to helpful resources including the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet and frequently asked questions (FAQs), by visiting the ...

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OFCCP Releases Pre-enforcement Notice and Conciliation Procedures NPRM

March 21, 2022

Today, March 21, 2022, OFCCP released an unpublished notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), Pre-enforcement Notice and Conciliation Procedures. The unpublished NPRM is currently available in full for public inspection in the Federal Register and is...

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Biden Signs Pay Equity and Pay Transparency Executive Order

March 17, 2022

On Wednesday, March 16, President Biden signed an executive order regarding pay equity and pay transparency. The Executive Order: Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal Contracting by Promoting Pay Equity and Transparency comes...

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OFCCP Releases New Compensation Directive

March 15, 2022
Today, March 15, on Equal Pay Day 2022 , the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ( OFCCP ) released a new compensation directive.

This new directive is available in full on the Department of Labor website.  

The...

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OFCCP Selects Samuel Maiden to Serve as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

March 14, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced in an email that Samuel Maiden will serve as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, effective today, March 14, 2022.  

Maiden has years of experience...

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OFCCP Begins Reviews of Construction Contractors

March 14, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is working to meet one of its goals for this year as it begins compliance reviews of construction companies. In the last month, the agency has begun sending...

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Contractor Portal Considerations

February 03, 2022

On February 1, 2022, registration for the Contractor Portal for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) opened. The Contractor Portal will be used for covered supply and service federal contractors and subcontractors to certify...

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Registration is Open for the OFCCP Contractor Portal

February 02, 2022

On February 1, 2022, registration for the Contractor Portal for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) opened. The Contractor Portal will be used for covered supply and service federal contractors and subcontractors to certify...

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OFCCP Has an Ambitious Regulatory Agenda

January 13, 2022

In December of 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its semi-annual regulatory agenda for the various agencies within the DOL. The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has an ambitious regulatory agenda for 2022. 

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EEOC Announces Discontinuation and Upcoming Deadline

January 07, 2022

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published an announcement on the EEO-1 site about 2021 EEO-1 filings.  In this statement, EEOC announces the discontinuation of type 6 reports and a May 17, 2022,...

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