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Federal Agencies: AI in Employment Subject to EEO Regulations

April 15, 2024

By: Kristen Pryor and Dave Schmidt

On April 4, 2024, multiple federal agencies charged with enforcing various laws signed a joint statement asserting that:

  1. Their existing enforcement authority encompasses and applies to the use of automated...
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OMB Policy Regarding Federal Agencies’ Use of Artificial Intelligence

April 12, 2024

By: Kristen Pryor and Dave Schmidt

To meet obligations set forth in the President’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Executive Order 14110, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a memorandum for Federal Agencies on March 28, 2024. This...
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2023 EEO-1 Component 1 Instruction Booklet Released

April 08, 2024

By: Benjamin Kerner and Alaya Collins

The EEO-1 Instruction Bookletfor the 2023 EEO-1 reports was published on March 19th, 2024.In comparing this instruction booklet to the prior version, thereare some notablechanges.A brief overview of the...
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Illinois Pay Reporting Update

April 05, 2024

By: Sally Makreff, Bill Osterndorf, Kate Hayek

The deadline for Illinois pay reporting was March 23, 2024. Organizations covered by the pay reporting provisions of the Illinois Equal Pay Act were required to complete an application for an Illinois...
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EEOC Releases EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Dashboard Site

April 03, 2024

By: Fred Satterwhite and Amanda Bowman

Over four years after collecting pay data from approximately 70,000 private employers and federal contractors via its controversial EEO-1 “Component 2” form, EEOC has released a public website featuring...
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OFCCP Releases 2025 Budget Justification

March 29, 2024

By: Bill Osterndorf

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its budget justification for fiscal year (FY) 2025. The budget justification provides information on priorities the agency is ...
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OFCCP Updates Annual Veteran Hiring Benchmark to 5.2%

March 28, 2024

By: Sheryl Harmening

On March 28, 2024, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs(OFCCP)updated theirannual veteran hiring benchmarkto 5.2%, down by 0.2% from 2023. The hiring benchmark is updated each yearand reflects the percentage...
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OFCCP Contractor Portal Certification Begins April 1, 2024

March 25, 2024

By: Victoria Ungvary

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that the 2024 contractor certification period will begin on April 1, 2024, with a deadline of July 1, 2024. Federal contractors and subcontractors will...
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Revised Washington D.C. Wage Transparency Law Effective in June 2024

March 14, 2024

By: Bill Osterndorf

A revised version of the Washington, D.C. wage transparency law will become effective on June 30, 2024. The District has had a wage transparency law in effect since 2014The previous version of the law prohibited employers from ...
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OFCCP Releases New VEVRAA Resources

March 05, 2024

By: Mitchell Chamberlin

On February 29, 2024, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs released new resources to “help veterans and employers understand the protections under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)...

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New Reporting Requirements for Construction Contractors

February 29, 2024

By: Bill Osterndorf

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released several proposals that would place new requirements on construction companies involved in federal construction projects....

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OFCCP Proposes Changes for Scheduling Letter for Construction Contractors

February 29, 2024

By: Bill Osterndorf

In July of 2021, OFCCP dramatically changed the letter that is used to open compliance reviews for construction companies.This letter, called a scheduling letter, includes an itemized listing of materials that must be submitted...

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EEOC Announces 2023 EEO-1 Filing Period

February 26, 2024

By: Benjamin Kerner

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the 2023 EEO-1 data collection will open on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The deadline to submit the required data is Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The Filer Support help...

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DOL Appeals Release of Remaining EEO-1 Reports

February 20, 2024

By: Mitchell Chamberlin

On February 15, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) filed a notice of appeal to the December 2023 court decision ordering the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to release the consolidated EEO-1 reports of...

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Business Advocacy Leaders Send Letter to CEOs

February 20, 2024

By: Keli Wilson

DCI recently released a blogsharing the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) drive to get the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to recommit to their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts by January 31, 2024.Shortly after this...

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Illinois Equal Pay Registration Certificate Deadline is March 23

February 15, 2024

By Sally Makreff and Bill Osterndorf

Employers subject to the Equal Pay Registration Certificate (EPRC) portion of the Illinois Equal Pay Act must submit application materials to the State of Illinois by March 23, 2024, to obtain an EPRC. The Equal...

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California Pay Data Reporting Portal Set to Open

February 01, 2024

By: Mitchell Chamberlin

On February 1, 2024, the California Pay Data Reporting site updated to reflect the 2023 reporting period. According to FAQs on the site, the portal is set to open as of that day. However, the portal itself indicates that ...

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Will Corporate America Reaffirm Commitment to DEI Efforts?

January 31, 2024

By: Keli Wilson

On December 15, 2023, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) sent a letter to Fortune 500 companies asking them to reaffirm their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs. The letter also asks these recipients to ...

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Shared Applicant Pools for Agency Jobs

January 30, 2024

By: Keli Wilson and Marcelle Clavette

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced aninitiative for federal agencies to pursue pooled hiring with a focus on skills-based selection, evaluating needed skills versus applicants’ education and...

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Biden Administration Proposes Pay Equity Measures for Federal Contractors

January 29, 2024

By: Evan Szarenski

On January 29th, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council)released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Executive Order 14069, titled “Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal...

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California Pay Data Reporting Update

January 26, 2024

By: Jair Portillo

Mark May 8, 2024, on your calendar — the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) updated its Pay Data Reporting site to indicatethisMay 8 deadline for submitting your 2023 pay data reports.

Who is Required to File:

  • Private...
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OFCCP Selects Ronald Sullivan as Regional Director

January 18, 2024

By: Bill Osterndorf

On January 16, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it has selected Ronald Sullivan as Regional Director for the agency’s Southwest and Rocky Mountain (SWARM)...

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Proposed Pay Transparency Rule for Federal Contractors Advances

January 12, 2024

By: Evan Szarenski

As previously covered by DCI, President Biden signed Executive Order 14069 on March 15, 2022. EO 14069 directed the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (Council) to issue a rule that would enhance “pay equity and transparency”...

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OFCCP Ordered to Release Remaining EEO-1 Reports

January 09, 2024

By: Caroline Moughan and Evan Szarenski

AUnited States District Judge ruledon December 22ndthatthe consolidatedEEO-1 reports of federal contractors that were withheld by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) must be...

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New and Updated Pay Transparency Laws for 2024

January 08, 2024

By: Bill Osterndorf

There are new pay transparency laws in two states, Hawaii and Colorado, that are effective on January 1, 2024Hawaii’s pay transparency law first became effective on January 1, while Colorado’s pay transparency lawunderwent...

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