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EEOC Releases Important Guidance on Race and Color Discrimination

June 06, 2006

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued expanded policy guidance on race and color discrimination at a public meeting on April 19 in Washington, DC. The guidance was unanimously approved by the five-member Commission.

 

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DOL Advises States That America’s Job Bank Will Shut Down in 2007

June 02, 2006

The Department of Labor plans to phase out America’s Job Bank over the next year, according to notices DOL sent to state officials earlier this year that are posted on the Web site for the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.

 

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EEOC Makes Fighting Systemic Discrimination a Top Priority

May 31, 2006

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission unanimously approved a comprehensive plan last month to make fighting systemic discrimination its top priority. This new program represents a major change in the agency’s fundamental priorities.

 

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OFCCP COMPENSATION GUIDELINES BELIEVED CLOSE TO RELEASE

May 23, 2006

(UPDATE - June 16, 2006: FINAL COMPENSATION GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN RELEASED - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS)The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently completed its review of OFCCPÂ’s standards for evaluating systemic compensation discrimination and...

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OFCCP Issues New Directive on Media Guidelines

May 22, 2006

OFCCP recently released a new directive to clarify the agency’s policy regarding news releases and contacts with the media. This directive supersedes previous guidelines and policy guidance pertaining to news releases and other media guidelines.

 

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EEOC Offers Long-Time Employees "Early Outs" As Part of Reorganization

May 22, 2006

As part of the EEOC's continuing reorganization plan, the agency is offering early retirement to headquarters employees and has requested limited buyout authority, according to an internal memo from EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez on May 8, 2006.

 

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FEDERAL EMPLOYEE UNION LAUNCHES "EEOC CRISIS" AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

May 19, 2006

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest federal employee union representing 600,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas, has launched a national campaign to increase awareness about the current...

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OFCCP ANNOUNCES EVE AWARD WINNERS

May 12, 2006

DCI President David Cohen and Vice President of Government Relations Harold Busch attended the U.S. Department of Labor's awards ceremony luncheon in Washington, DC on April 26, 2006.

At the ceremony, OFCCP announced the 2005 Exemplary Voluntary...

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$15 Million Tentative Settlement Reached in Pay Discrimination Class Action

May 01, 2006

C. H. Robinson Worldwide ("CHRW") has reached a $15 million settlement in principle to resolve the sex discrimination claims of a class of approximately 1,500 salaried female workers (Carlson v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., D. Minn., No. CIV...

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Get Ready For OFCCP Auditing Contractors’ Compliance With ‘Beck’

April 28, 2006

Recently some contractors told us they were surprised when OFCCP wanted to audit their compliance with Executive Order 13201, which is commonly referred to as the “Beck notice.” So we thought this would be a good time for a quick refresher on the...

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OFCCP Considers Regulatory Changes to Implement New EEO-1 Revisions

April 27, 2006

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced it is conducting an internal review to identify necessary changes to the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246 as a result of revisions to the EEO-1 form. These changes will...

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Ask Harold: Internet Applicants and Search Firms

April 26, 2006

Dear Harold,

 

What guidance could you offer regarding a contractor's responsibilities for record keeping under the new Internet Applicant regulations when using third-party contractors, such as search firms?

 

Harold: The question raised is a...

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