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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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OFCCP Announces Timeline for AAP Verification

December 02, 2021
Today the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the timeline for the rollout of the Contractor Portal (also known as the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface). The timeline and FAQscan be found on the...
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OFCCP Revisits Use of EEO-1 Pay Data

September 02, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a notice in the Federal Register stating that OFCCP plans to evaluate the 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 component 2 pay data to assess the utility for providing insight into pay disparities across industries and...

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New Executive Order Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

April 29, 2021

On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors and subcontractors from the current $10.95 per hour to $15 per hour. This impacts new or renewed contracts starting January 30, 2022 and...

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New OFCCP Director: Jenny Yang, Former EEOC Chair

January 20, 2021
DCI has learned that former EEOC Chair, Jenny Yang, is the new Director of OFCCP , a political appointee under the new Biden administration.

Directly following President Biden’s Inauguration swearing-in today, the Department of Labor’s Leadership...

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OFCCP Actively Enforcing the New Executive Order 13950 with Hotline

September 29, 2020

Yesterday, September 28, OFCCP issued a press release regarding their enforcement of the President’s Executive Order issued last week. The press release can be found on OFCCP’s website and outlines information about a newly established Complaint...

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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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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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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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OFCCP posts Section 503 Focused Review On-Site Guide and Playbook

December 17, 2019

OFCCP has posted two new resources on their Section 503 Focused Reviews web page to assist contractors with what to expect during the course of a compliance evaluation.  The Sample On-site Guide and Sample Section 503 SCER (Standard Compliance...

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OFCCP Releases Supplemental FY2019 VEVRAA Focused Reviews Scheduling List

November 08, 2019

In honor of Veteran’s Day, OFCCP released a supplemental CSAL list containing 500 establishments selected for a VEVRAA Focused Review. This list was announced by Craig Leen at the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference in August 2019. The...

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New EEO-1 Component 2 Upload File Specifications, Instructions, and FAQs Posted

July 11, 2019

*The EEOC Component 2 collection portal officially closed on February 15th, 2020. The EEOC has stated it doesn't intend to collect Component 2 data in the future because the burden imposed on employers to comply. The links referencing the portal...

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