OFCCP Compliance Review Details Now Available on New DOL Enforcement Data Web Site

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), living up to a promise of more transparency and open government under Secretary Hilda L. Solis, has launched an enforcement data web site to make data collected by DOL agencies accessible and searchable by the public.

 

The site includes data provided by OFCCP for completed compliance evaluations and complaint investigations since FY 2004. According to the site, the OFCCP data will be updated on a monthly basis.

 

The data provided goes well beyond any publicly available databases, such as the National Pre-Award Registry, previously published by OFCCP. Details for each compliance evaluation completed are included, such as the number of employees, closure type (notice of compliance, conciliation agreement, etc.), and specific types of violations found.

 

Data for reviews in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are included in the database, but no records for Puerto Rico or Guam are listed.

 

Some highlights from the full database include the following:

 

* Out of 21,603 compliance evaluations, the following numbers of violations are listed-

    • 6 promotions cases

 

    • 5 terminations cases

 

    • 381 hiring cases

 

    • 70 denial of records/access cases

 

    • 29 selection or testing cases

 

    • 40 salary cases

 

    • 6 accommodation cases

 

    • 171 “systemic discrimination” cases (no definition given for systemic)

* Out of 804 complaint investigations, the following numbers are listed-

    • No multi-region complaints

 

    • 338 based on disability status

 

    • 377 based on veteran status

 

    • 4 based on religion

 

    • 1 wages violation (in FY 2004)

 

    • 2 retaliation violations (in FY 2008)

 

    • No harassment violations

 

    • 8 pregnancy leave violations (2 in FY 2010)

 

    • 8 accommodation violations

 

by Fred Satterwhite, Senior Consultant, DCI Consulting Group

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