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DCI Update on New OFCCP Compensation Developments

November 15, 2006

David Cohen, President, DCI Consulting Group, Inc., offers another unique “inside the Beltway” perspective on important OFCCP developments:National Office to Vet Systemic Compensation Investigations Post Desk AuditMany DCI clients are wondering what...

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OFCCP Announces Possible 2,000 Sites To Be Audited

November 14, 2006

OFCCP has announced that beginning November 27, 2006, regional offices may schedule compliance evaluations of non-construction Federal contractors from a new scheduling list comprised of approximately 2,000 facilities. The agency generated this list...

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Michigan Voters Approve Ban on Affirmative Action

November 09, 2006

Michigan voters have approved by a wide margin a controversial ballot initiative to outlaw racial, gender and ethnicity preferences in public college admissions, government hiring and government contracting. With 99 percent of the precincts...

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SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EEOC LITIGATION ACTIVITY

November 06, 2006

Age Discrimination

  • Allstate Insurance Company: Judge E. Richard Webber of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St. Louis ruled October 19 that Allstate Insurance Company’s one-year moratorium on rehiring its former sales...
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ILLINOIS COMPANY TO PAY $5 MILLION TO SETTLE CLASS ACTION DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS

October 30, 2006

On October 5, an Illinois federal judge approved a $5 million preliminary consent decree to resolve two consolidated class action employment discrimination lawsuits against the Woodward Governor Co., a global provider of engine systems and parts (...

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SUMMARY OF RECENT EEOC LITIGATION ACTIVITY

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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Study Finds Affirmative Action Programs Trump Diversity Training

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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EEOC PROPOSES AMENDMENTS TO AGE DISCRIMINATION REGULATIONS

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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DCI Announces Comprehensive Affirmative Action Self-Audit Services

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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