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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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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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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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April 25, 2006

The Department of Labor and the EEOC published their Semiannual Regulatory Agendas in the Federal Register (71 FR 22896 and 71 FR 23392) on April 24, 2006. These agendas, which are required under Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility...

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Government Cracks Down On Employers Of Illegal Workers

April 21, 2006

Recent actions by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are another “wake-up” call for employers to insure they are in compliance with federal immigration laws. These developments include nationwide immigration raids against a manufacturer and ...

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Contractors Implement New Internet Applicant Requirements

April 20, 2006

OFCCP's new recordkeeping requirements for "Internet Applicants" went into effect on February 6, 2006. To assist contractors in their compliance efforts, OFCCP stated that a contractor would not be cited for a "purely technical recordkeeping...

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