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October 19, 2006

Disability Discrimination

  • United Airlines: The EEOC filed a lawsuit in Seattle on September 28 against United Airlines alleging the carrier violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when it fired three employees who were physically unable to...
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October 12, 2006

Dramatic findings of a new study published in the American Sociological Review go against the popular claim that anti-discrimination regulation is no longer needed because diversity programs have gained a life of their own. The study provides hard...

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Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act

October 03, 2006

On September 26, President Bush signed “The Federal Funding Accountability And Transparency Act of 2006” (S. 2590) into law. The law creates a searchable database that will enable the public with easy access to information on federal spending. The...

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September 19, 2006

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on August 11 (71 FR 46177-46180) to amend its regulations on the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) to reflect an earlier Supreme Court decision...

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President Bush to Nominate David Palmer to Fill EEOC Vacancy

September 15, 2006

President Bush announced on September 14 that he intends to nominate David Palmer, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring July 1, 2011. Palmer would fill the...

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Summary of Recent EEOC News

September 15, 2006

EEOC Meeting Scheduled for September 21 The EEOC has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing their next commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern). The agenda will include announcement of notation...

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September 14, 2006

DCI is pleased to announce that it is expanding its EEO and Affirmative Action practice area to include comprehensive self-audit services. Harold Busch, DCI Vice President of Government Relations, will lead this important initiative. He will work...

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OFCCP Rescinds Equal Opportunity Survey

September 08, 2006

As first reported yesterday, the OFCCP has rescinded the Equal Opportunity Survey requirement. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2006. OFCCP took this action, according to the final rule, so it could “more...

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OFCCP Eliminates EO Survey Requirement

September 07, 2006

Almost six years after its introduction, the controversial Equal Opportunity Survey (EO Survey) is officially dead.


In the September 8, 2006 Federal Register, OFCCP will publish a final rule rescinding the EO Survey requirement in order to "more...

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OMB Completes Review of EO Survey; Release Believed Imminent

September 05, 2006

(UPDATE: The EO Survey will be eliminated effective September 8, 2006- click here for details.)


Federal contractors will soon learn the official fate of OFCCP’s controversial Equal Opportunity (EO) Survey.


DCI has learned that the Office of...

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President Bush Announces Intention to Designate Naomi Earp as EEOC Chair

August 30, 2006

President Bush announced on August 29 that he intends to designate Naomi Churchill Earp to be Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Earp was sworn in on April 28, 2003 as Vice-Chair of the EEOC, and she was reconfirmed for a...

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Executive Summary: DCI Mini-Survey on OFCCP Compensation Standards and Guidelines

August 25, 2006

OFCCP’s new systemic compensation discrimination standards and voluntary self-evaluation guidelines will dramatically impact how federal contractors conduct pay equity analyses. The purpose of DCI’s short mini-survey was to benchmark with...

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