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A Note on the EEO-1 Limbo

July 21, 2017

The month of June is typically when federal contractors begin preparations to pull data for the VETS 4212 and EEO-1 report filings. However, with the new March 2018 filing due date for the revised EEO-1 reporting, contractors are facing a unique...

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UK Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting

March 31, 2017

As United States employers see increasing legislative requirements for eliminating the gender pay gap, companies around the world are seeing similar trends coming from their national governments.

On April 6, 2017, the UK’s Equality Act 2010 (Gender...

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OFCCP Audit Trends: Follow-up Requests before the Desk Audit Submission

June 28, 2016

DCI has recently seen an increase of audit “pre-requests,” in which a compliance officer requests that a contractor submit additional items to those found in the Itemized Listing. This request is made by OFCCP prior to receiving the contractor’s...

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Reminder: Adjusted thresholds for VEVRAA compliance

May 13, 2016

A recently updated OFCCP infographic illustrates the jurisdictional thresholds triggering the requirement for contractors to comply with nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements. Every five years, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory...

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The OFCCP Institute Submits Comments on Proposed EEO-1 Updates

April 18, 2016

In response to the call for public comments, The OFCCP Institute submitted comments regarding the EEOC’s proposed update to the EEO-1 annual report. The OFCCP Institute’s feedback addresses concerns about the burden estimate and pay data proposed...

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The Wall Street Journal Reports on OFCCP Pay Investigation Results

April 05, 2016

On March 15, 2016, The Wall Street Journal released an article focusing on the results of pay discrimination investigations carried out by the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) through their standard compliance review process....

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State Equal Pay Laws: On the Rise

March 04, 2016

In addition to the federal government’s national focus on the gender pay gap, individual states have recently been furthering their own agendas for addressing sex disparities in pay as well. Amendments to fair pay laws in both California and New York

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Minuscule Shortfalls: When Statistical Significance Alone Falls Short

October 13, 2015

We have written several blogs (e.g., regarding the recent Apsley v. Boeing case) discussing the influence of sample size on the likelihood of observing statistically significant indicators in adverse impact analyses. As covered in those blogs, the...

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HOW MUCH DATA IS ENOUGH WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTED VETERANS?

May 19, 2015

After release of the new VETS-4212 report requirements, federal contractors were instructed through OFCCP FAQs that they were not required to request individual protected veteran categories in their post-offer self-ID invitations. The OFCCP...

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OFCCP WEBINAR: COMING INTO COMPLIANCE WITH EO 13672

April 10, 2015

On April 8, 2015, updates to Executive Order (EO) 11246 per EO 13672 took effect, prohibiting discrimination by all covered federal contractors and subcontractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. To better inform the federal...

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TIPS TO INCREASE EMPLOYEE RESPONSE ON DISABILITY FORMS

November 25, 2014

We have spent a lot of time in earlier blogs discussing the potential problem with voluntary self-identification rates for disability and how that would impact the utilization analysis. In addition, we wrote a white paper  about this issue.  This...

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FAQ CLARIFIES STORAGE OPTIONS FOR DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION INVITATION

November 04, 2014

OFCCP has posted a new FAQ detailing the acceptable options for a contractor in documenting the voluntary invitation to self-identify as an individual with a disability. Based on contractors’ varying technology capabilities and practices, the FAQ...

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