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Update: OFCCP’s Training Portal and Compliance Assistance Initiatives

May 11, 2021

This spring, OFCCP implemented changes to the suite of compliance assistance initiatives offered on the agency’s website. These updates began with the closing of the Contractor Assistance Portal on March 1, 2021, which was done to improve efficiency...

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Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

January 21, 2021
Among the slate of new Executive Orders signed by President Biden is one providing comprehensive protections for individuals who have historically been subjected to discrimination based on their gender identity and/or sexual orientation.
 
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Breaking News: Biden Picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to Head the Department of Labor

January 07, 2021

Following Congress’ confirmation of the Electoral College vote yesterday, Biden announced his pick for Secretary of Labor earlier this afternoon. If confirmed, Boston mayor Marty Walsh would take the helm at the agency in the new administration.

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OFCCP Publishes Landing Pages for Promotions and Accommodations Focused Reviews

September 23, 2020

This afternoon, Wednesday, September 23, OFCCP published new landing pages for the upcoming promotions and accommodations focused reviews. Both types of focused reviews are new to the 2020 CSAL; for more information, please refer to our previous...

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Regulatory Agencies Announce Spring 2020 Agendas

July 08, 2020

Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released their respective regulatory agendas for Spring 2020. The items on the agendas include rules in various stages of enactment, i.e. pre-rules,...

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Annual Hiring Benchmark for Veterans Now 5.7 Percent

April 14, 2020

Consistent with timing in previous years, OFCCP has recently updated the hiring benchmark for protected veterans.  In annual affirmative action plans (AAPs), comparing the number of hires to a predetermined veteran benchmark is a required element of...

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California District Court Rules in Favor of Center for Investigative Reporting in Ongoing DOL Case

January 08, 2020

In December 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California made a decisive ruling in the ongoing case of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), et al. vs. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Specifically, the court denied...

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OFCCP Will Not Request, Accept, or Use Component 2 Pay Data

November 22, 2019

OFCCP has filed a notice to the Federal Register this morning in an effort to formalize their position surrounding the recent collection of EEOC Component 2 pay data, as well as expectations surrounding compliance evaluations for federal...

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Now Active: OFCCP’s Contractor Assistance Portal – “Ask OFCCP A Question”

November 08, 2019

OFCCP’s Contractor Assistance Portal now includes a feature where employers can “Ask OFCCP A Question” via an interactive discussion board. This new tool is in line with OFCCP’s pillars of transparency and certainty, as contractors and...

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OFCCP’s Contractor Assistance Portal – New Feature Available

September 16, 2019

OFCCP announced today a new feature to their Contractor Assistance Portal. Contractors can now participate in a chatroom where they can pose questions to each other, as well as like and comment on posts to the board. This feature will allow...

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Recent Update from NORC Regarding Company User ID Requests

September 13, 2019

On September 12, the Component 2 EEO-1 HelpDesk released an answer to an FAQ they have been receiving regarding company user IDs for the NORC system. As a reminder, companies are required to use new login information when filing via the NORC system,...

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Introducing OFCCP’s New Ombudsman, Marcus Stergio

August 09, 2019

OFCCP has recently revived its ombudsman program, which was last active during the George W. Bush administration.  The revitalization of the ombuds service was first announced by OFCCP on September 19, 2018.  It is designed to provide an impartial...

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