The Department of Labor published its semiannual regulatory agenda in the Federal Register (71 Fed. Reg. 73540) on December 11, 2006. OFCCP released the following regulatory items of interest to corporate affirmative action and EEO practitioners.
Proposed Rule Stage
- Revision of the EEO-1: The proposed rule would amend certain sections of the OFCCP regulations to correspond to the new EEO-1 as published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2005. The new EEO-1 report revised its racial and ethnic definitions as well as its EEO-1 job categories. OFCCP’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is expected in March 2007, with the comment period ending in May 2007. A final rule is anticipated in July 2007, with the rule’s effective date scheduled for September 2007.
Final Rule Stage
- Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Other Protected Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medals: OFCCP proposes to create a new regulation implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) to conform to the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA). The public comment period for the NPRM released January 20, 2006 ended March 28, 2006. A final rule is anticipated by April 2007.
DCI will keep you posted on these developments as more information becomes available.