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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

As previously reported, the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data collection tool website is active. As of yesterday, technical upload file specifications have been posted to the website at https://eeoccomp2.norc.org/info.html. Additionally, an instruction...

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EEO-1 Pay Data Collection – The Saga Continues with a Hearing Scheduled Next Week

April 12, 2019

Yesterday, April 11, 2019, Judge Chutkan scheduled a hearing for 2 p.m. (EDT) next Tuesday April 16, 2019, for all parties to attend in regards to her order to reinstate the EEO-1 pay data component 2 obligation. 

The hearing will include...

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Section 503 Focused Review: Foreshadowing Disability Analytics?

March 09, 2019

On Friday, March 8, OFCCP launched a new Section 503 focused review landing page, which provides links to information including a sample of the associated scheduling letter, employer best practices and resources, and a set of 12 FAQs.

Of note, FAQ...

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Preview of the Section 503 Focused Review Scheduling Letter

February 08, 2019

In August of 2018, Director Craig E. Leen released DIRECTIVE (DIR) 2018–04, in which he announced that OFCCP would start conducting focused reviews. A focused review differs from an audit in that it focuses on one of the three regulations under...

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