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OFCCP Moves Closer to Renewal of Authority for Contractor Portal

May 30, 2024

By: Evan Szarenski

On May 13, 2024, OFCCP published a notice in the Federal Register providing an additional comment periodon the renewal of its Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Contractor Portal. This is a continuation of the...
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OFCCP Announces 16 Additional Megaprojects

May 09, 2024

By: Evan Szarenski and Bill Osterndorf

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hasbeen heavily focused on construction projects since 2020. On Thursday, April 25th, OFCCP designated 16 federally funded...
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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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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 Seeks Renewal for Contractor Portal

December 19, 2023

By: Evan Szarenski

On December 12, 2023, OFCCP published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on the renewal of its Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Contractor Portal. This is the first step to extend the expiration date...

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OFCCP Updates Process for Filing Complaints

November 06, 2023

By: Evan Szarenski

On November 1, OFCCP announced that it is updating its complaint filing process. Now, potential complainants will have the option of submitting a pre-complaint inquiry before filing an official complaint

A pre-complaint...

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OFCCP Releases Final PDN Rule

August 03, 2023

By: Evan Szarenski

On Thursday, August 3, 2023,OFCCP releasedthe long-expected Pre-enforcement Notice and Conciliation Procedures Final Rule(commonly referred to as the “PDN Rule”).The document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register
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OFCCP Publishes Revised Version of Supply & Service Scheduling Letter

April 18, 2023

By: Evan Szarenski

As previously covered by the DCI Blog, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is working to revise the letter it uses to schedule compliance reviews of supply and service federal contractors and subcontractors....

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OFCCP Requests a $150M Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

March 21, 2023

By: Evan Szarenski 

On March 9, President Biden released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2024, which will cover October 1, 2023, to September 30, 2024. In the days that followed, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued several documents that...

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OFCCP Proposed Scheduling Letter Series Part 1/5: Paperwork Reduction Act Primer

January 10, 2023

By: Evan Szarenski and Cassie Alfheim 

On November 20, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published proposed changes to its Supply & Service scheduling letter and itemized listing. Over the next few weeks, DCI will...

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OFCCP Notifies Some Contractors EEO-1 Data Will Be Released

December 06, 2022

By: Evan Szarenski and Joanna Colosimo

OFCCP began notifying contractors, that did not object to release of EEO-1 Type 2 reports,of a data release after January 2, 2023. However, there is aproblem: contractors who did object have also received...

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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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