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Rachel Monroe, M.S.

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EEO-1 Pay Component 2: Where Are We Now?

May 30, 2019

Now that the deadline for Component 1 of the EEO-1 Survey has passed (hopefully with successful filings for all), EEOC is looking ahead to the process of Component 2 pay data collection. EEOC is partnering with NORC at the University of Chicago, a...

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DOL/OFCCP Regulatory Agenda – Open for Comment

May 28, 2019

OFCCP has three agenda items currently in the proposed rule stage. Meaning, the following rules have been proposed to the public in order to address a specific problem or accomplish an agency goal:

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EEO-1: Federal Agencies Given April 3 Deadline for Employer Pay Data Update

March 19, 2019

If you’ve been wondering about how, what, and when to file your EEO-1 Survey for this year, you are not alone. Today, March 19, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the U.S. District Court gave EEOC and OMB an April 3, 2019 deadline to inform employers on...

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Directive 2019-03: Opinion Letters and Help Desk

November 30, 2018

Directive 2019-03 aims to enhance the established, and well utilized, OFCCP Help Desk. Last year, Help Desk received over 2,600 inquiries and OFCCP aims to increase its efficiency. Help Desk is a compliance assistance tool designed for providing...

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OFCCP Offers Compliance Relief for Contractors Affected by Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018

Craig Leen, Acting Director of OFCCP, authored a memorandum granting federal contractors a limited exemption & waiver from some required compliance efforts following Hurricane Michael. The memo details its intention to assist new supply & service...

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Religious Directive: What is a Contractor to Do?

September 09, 2018

When President Trump took office almost two years ago, one of his first acts was to issue a freeze on new and pending regulations. Since then, OFCCP has released a flurry of directives (sub-regulatory guidance) and guidance related to compliance and...

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A Look at the Annual DOL Report

February 08, 2018

The Department of Labor has released its plan for Fiscal Year 2018, including a look at where the OFCCP intends to go over the coming year.

 

The report highlights OFCCP’s switch from active case management to active case enforcement, and a broader...

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OFCCP/EEOC Merger Dead For Now, and Likely For Good

September 26, 2017

The proposed merger for fiscal year 2018 is on its last legs. The merger was originally intended to streamline government processes and cut costs as part of the Trump Administration’s new focus, but has encountered several barriers in practice.

 

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Takeaways from Texas: 2017 NILG Recap

August 21, 2017

The Industry Liaison Group’s National Conference was held August 1-4th in San Antonio, Texas. This conference brings together federal contractors, Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and...

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CSAL letters are being issued as of February 17th

February 22, 2017

DCI has confirmed with OFCCP that a new round of CSAL letters were officially mailed as of February 17th. The letters were sent directly to establishments and “Frequently Asked Questions” resources have been updated on the Department of Labor’s...

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LGBT Workplace Protections to Remain in Place with New Administration

February 16, 2017

President Trump’s office issued a press release on January 31st, stating his intention to continue enforcing Executive Order 13672. This order was issued by President Obama in July 2014, amending Executive Order 11246 to extend protection from...

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EEOC Increases Disability Goals for Federal Agencies

January 24, 2017

The EEOC delivered the final rule on affirmative action for individuals with disabilities in federal employment—an amendment to Section 501 regulations. This rule further clarifies the affirmative action obligations in recruitment, retention, and...

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