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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As first reported yesterday, the OFCCP has rescinded the Equal Opportunity Survey requirement.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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DCI Presents Highlights From the 24th Annual NILG Conference

August 15, 2006

The 24th Annual Industry Liaison Group National Conference was held on August 5-9, 2006 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The event featured several informative presentations by OFCCP staff, contractors, and...

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August 15, 2006

A special thank you to those companies that have participated in DCI’s mini-survey on the implementation of OFCCP’s new systemic compensation discrimination standards and voluntary self-evaluation guidelines. The response to this survey has been...

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Ask Harold: Pre-Award Compliance Reviews & FAAP Agreements

August 14, 2006

Dear Harold,

How does OFCCP handle pre-award compliance reviews when a contractor has a Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) Agreement?


Harold: In response to your question, the first matter to point out is that the OFCCP Directives on the...

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EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez Announces Her Departure On August 31, 2006

August 11, 2006

Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, announced this week that she will step down on August 31, 2006 at the end of her five-year term. Speaking at the National Industry Liaison Group annual meeting the day after...

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July 27, 2006

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear an important case involving how far back in time may be considered in an employee’s lawsuit alleging discrimination in pay under Title VII (Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., U.S. No. 05-1074,...

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Eighth Circuit Criticizes “Half Person” Rule in Determining Underutilization

July 24, 2006

On May 1, 2006, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reinstated the claims of two white firefighters who were passed over for promotion under the City of Omaha, Nebraska’s 2002 Affirmative Action Plan (Kohlbek v. City of Omaha, No....

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OFCCP Taps Pierce to Lead FAAP Unit

July 12, 2006

James C. Pierce, Acting Director of the Division of Policy, Planning & Program Development at OFCCP, was named on July 10 to head the agency’s Functional Affirmative Action Plan Unit. The FAAP Unit is based at OFCCP’s national office in the Division...

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