OFCCP SUBMITS SECOND NOTICE TO RESCIND COMPENSATION STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES TO OMB FOR REVIEW

by Fred Satterwhite, Principal Consultant, DCI Consulting Group

OFCCP submitted a "Notice of Proposed Rescission, Interpreting Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 With Respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Voluntary Guidelines for Self-Evaluation" to the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on January 17, 2012.

This notice follows OFCCP’s first notice proposing to rescind the 2006 Standards and Guidelines, which was published in the Federal Register just over one year ago for public comment. It is expected that OMB will complete its review of the notice within the next few months, and the notice will appear in the Federal Register sometime around April or May, 2012. The Federal Register publication will likely include OFCCP’s interaction with the comments received from the public after the first notice was published and an official conclusion to rescind the Standards and Guidelines, in accordance with the agency’s stated goal since 2010.

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