The full report is available at The major findings in the reports are:

  • Number of settlements increased from 61 in FY 2007 to 73 in FY 2008

  • As in FY 2007, over 95% of the settlements involved allegations of systemic discrimination in hiring

  • There were no “Glass Ceiling” Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations (CMCE) audits

  • The majority of settlements involved alleged systemic discrimination against applicants for lower level laborer and operative jobs in food service and manufacturing industries

  • The typical length of time between the start of the compliance evaluation and the signing of a conciliation agreement or consent decree was about 2.5 years

  • Females and minorities benefited in fairly equal numbers in these settlements

  • Veteran applicants were alleged victims of discrimination in one settlement because zero veterans were hired

  • About 25% of settlements focused on a “Total Minority‟ aggregate as the covered group; a handful of settlements focused on “Non-Hispanics‟ as the covered group

  • There were no settlements from compliance evaluations of a Functional Affirmative Action Plan (FAAP)

  • Statistical significance testing was used as stand-alone evidence of disparities in over 93% of settlements and 4/5ths rule was used in two settlements

  • Enforcement strategies, such as the length of time to conciliation, how data were analyzed, how financial remedies were calculated, etc., varied across the six OFCCP Regional Offices that conducted the compliance evaluations

  • Trends were identified when comparing OFCCP enforcement across Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008

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