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Recent OFCCP Settlements: The Hiring Trend Continues

October 13, 2018

On October 12th, OFCCP announced eight settlements that totaled approximately $1.5 million. Six of the settlements were related to hiring practices. Below is a brief description of each.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.: A Reading, PA location of...

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Video Blog: Top 3 Tips for Outreach and Recruitment Efforts

August 16, 2017
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Secretary of Labor Recently Sworn In

May 01, 2017

On April 27, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as the 27th U.S. Secretary of Labor. He was sworn in the next day, April 28th. In the 60 to 38 vote, eight Democrats voted in favor of Acosta. In addition, the confirmation occurred just...

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GAO OFCCP Recommendations: Have We Met Before?

November 07, 2016

In light of Pat Shiu’s recent departure from OFCCP (as of 11/6/16) and the continuous buzz around the OFCCP-focused GAO report, we wonder… what’s next? As a follow-up to DCI’s 9/29/16 blog, we wanted to share some interesting similarities between...

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The Trojan Horse: Poor Data Management or Disparate Impact?

October 17, 2016

A September 26th OFCCP News Release indicated that OFCCP is suing Palantir Technologies for systemic discrimination against Asian job applicants in three job titles: Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Engineer, and Quality Assurance Engineer...

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Audit Trend: Are You FACTORing in Your AVAILABLITY?

September 23, 2016

In recent months,  OFCCP has exhibited an increased interest in the underlying data that are key to federal contractors’ factor availability analyses. DCI has experienced an increase in requests for information focused on census occupation codes and...

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Audit Trend: Are You Factoring in Your Availability?

September 23, 2016

In recent months, OFCCP has exhibited an increased interest in the underlying data that are key to federal contractors’ factor availability analyses. DCI has experienced an increase in requests for information focused on census occupation codes and...

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“Ban the Box” Proposed Regulation for Federal Government Positions

May 16, 2016

On May 2, 2016, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule with request for comments. Comments must be received on or before July 1, 2016. Under the proposed rule, early inquiries (e.g., during...

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OFCCP Releases New FAQs on VEVRAA Infographic

December 14, 2015

The OFCCP recently posted two new FAQs confirming that the interpretation, not definition, of “protected veteran” has been broadened to be consistent with the definition used by the Department of Veterans Affairs. As presented in a previous blog,...

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Will the Real Protected Veteran Please Stand Up?

November 24, 2015

In light of some recent buzz centered on OFCCP’s infographic for determining protected veteran status, we wanted to clarify our last post and confirm that OFCCP did not change the definition of any veteran categories. As OFCCP and the Solicitor’s...

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PROPOSED SEX DISCRIMINATION RULE: COMMENT PERIOD DEADLINE

April 14, 2015

The comment period for the proposed sex discrimination rule ends today, April 14, 2015. The original March 31st deadline was extended, due to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Young v. United Parcel Service. On March 25th, the U.S. Supreme...

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"Distinguishing On The Basis Of Sex...": Will the Revised Sex Discrimination Regulations Impact Our Good Faith and Outreach Efforts For Women?

February 10, 2015

As proposed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Sex Discrimination Guidelines, sections 60-20.2(b)(7) and 60-20.2(b)(8) of the revised regulations  will seem to limit the federal contractor’s ability to recruit and engage potential...

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