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Proposed Pay Transparency Rule for Federal Contractors Advances

January 12, 2024

By: Evan Szarenski

As previously covered by DCI, President Biden signed Executive Order 14069 on March 15, 2022. EO 14069 directed the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (Council) to issue a rule that would enhance “pay equity and transparency”...

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OFCCP Ordered to Release Remaining EEO-1 Reports

January 09, 2024

By: Caroline Moughan and Evan Szarenski

AUnited States District Judge ruledon December 22ndthatthe consolidatedEEO-1 reports of federal contractors that were withheld by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) must be...

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New and Updated Pay Transparency Laws for 2024

January 08, 2024

By: Bill Osterndorf

There are new pay transparency laws in two states, Hawaii and Colorado, that are effective on January 1, 2024Hawaii’s pay transparency law first became effective on January 1, while Colorado’s pay transparency lawunderwent...

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OFCCP Seeks Renewal for Contractor Portal

December 19, 2023

By: Evan Szarenski

On December 12, 2023, OFCCP published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on the renewal of its Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Contractor Portal. This is the first step to extend the expiration date...

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EEO-1 Portal to Remain Open Through January 9th

December 14, 2023

By: Benjamin Kerner

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their EEO Data Collectionsinformation pageto provideguidance on how to proceed as an EEO-1 report filer past the original deadline of Tuesday, December 5, 2023....

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OFCCP Fall 2023 Regulatory Agenda

December 13, 2023

By: Caroline Moughan and Evan Szarenski

On Wednesday, December 6, the Biden Administration published its semi-annual regulatory agenda. The regulatory agenda reports on regulatory actions that executive agencies intend to undertake in both the near...

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OFCCP Publishes New FAQs on Construction

December 12, 2023

By: Bill Osterndorf and Evan Szarenski

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for federal contractors involved in construction projects. The new FAQs...

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Update on SEC Rule for ESG Disclosure Expected Spring of Next Year

December 11, 2023

By: Tyler Wurtz

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) revealed their 2023Fall Rule List1 which serves as an agenda the Commission will focus on and provides the status of each rule. Currently, there are 43 proposed rules. In ...

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VETS Seeking Extension for Current VETS-4212 Report

December 06, 2023

By: Victoria Ungvary

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) in the U.S. Department of Laboris requesting an extension for the currently approved VETS-4212 Report. No changes are proposed. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

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Diversity Business Principles Initiative: Operationalizing DEIA Programs

December 04, 2023

By: Keli Wilson

The Commerce Department is taking steps to operationalize diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) program best practices through a Diversity Business Principles (DBP) initiative, which was published in the Federal...

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President Biden Signs an Executive Order Related to the Use of AI

November 16, 2023

By: Dave Schmidt and Bre Timko

On October 30, 2023 President Biden signed the Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. It covers a very wide range of areas related to the use of artificial...

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EEO-1 Filing Portal Now Open – Key Updates Contractors Should Know Before Filing

November 07, 2023

By: Lily Kerr

On Tuesday, October 31, the EEOC’s portal for filing the annual EEO-1 report opened. All private employers with at least 100 employees will be required to submitdata from the fourth quarter of 2022 by Tuesday, December 5th. Federal...

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