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OFCCP’S REGULATORY AGENDA: WHAT WILL 2014 BRING?

January 28, 2014

[Editor's note: This blog entry was originally posted on December 17, 2013.]

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) semiannual regulatory agenda was released on November 26, 2013. With the year 2013 coming to an end, let’s take a look at what the OFCCP...

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THE LONG-AWAITED DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM IS HERE!!

January 23, 2014

Contractors have been eagerly waiting for the final disability self-identification form, and now the wait is over! The form was approved by OMB yesterday, and is located here. As of this writing, the form does not yet appear on the OFCCP website.

As...

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Use of 2010 Census Data in 2014

December 17, 2013

Earlier this year, OFCCP informed the contractor community that the 2006-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) EEO Tabulation must be used in affirmative action plans commencing on or after January 1, 2014. The EEO Tabulation was released by the ...

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503 AND VEVRAA AUDIT ACTIVITY: NEW REGULATIONS OVERSHADOWING CURRENT REGULATIONS?

December 05, 2013
 With the new 503 and VEVRAA regulations looming around the corner, we have recently experienced audits with an increased interest in the ‘raw’ data behind federal contractor’s outreach efforts. In fact, data requests are going beyond the narrative...
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NEW OFCCP FAQS ON SECTION 503 AND VEVRAA RULES ANSWER—AND RAISE—IMPLEMENTATION QUESTIONS

December 05, 2013

OFCCP recently posted (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/503_faq.htm and http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/VEVRAA_faq.htm) additional guidance for contractors regarding the implementation of new final rules describing...

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INTERESTING TIMING FOR FORTHCOMING INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (IOP) ARTICLE

December 05, 2013

In an article to be published in an upcoming Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, authors Santuzzi, Waltz, Rupp, and Finkelstein focus on difficulties faced by employees with invisible disabilities in the...

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OFCCP DISABILITY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM: A WORK IN PROGRESS

December 05, 2013

As the effective date of the OFCCP Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations grows closer, federal contractors should begin preparing their personnel processes and data tracking systems to accommodate the new requirements for the solicitation of disability...

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PROPOSED FORM FOR SELF-IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES RAISES A NUMBER OF CONCERNS

November 12, 2013

The OFCCP has recently submitted the long-awaited proposed self-identification form for individuals with disabilities (IWD). The proposed form has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs...

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WILL YOUR METHOD OF IDENTIFYING UNDERUTILIZATION BE ACCEPTED BY THE OFCCP?

October 29, 2013

As shared in an earlier blog, the OFCCP released an updated Federal Contractor Compliance Manual (FCCM) in August 2013. The FCCM does not create new law, but is the operating manual that compliance officers will use throughout the compliance...

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OFCCP FINANCIAL SETTLEMENTS: FY2013 TRENDS

October 29, 2013

The US Department of Labor makes enforcement data collected by the OFCCP searchable to the public. Although the recent government shutdown has prevented the agency from updating the database to include settlements through the end of the federal...

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SUPREME COURT HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS IN SCHUETTE V. COALITION TO DEFEND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

October 22, 2013

Oral arguments were held on October 17, 2013 and may be viewed at http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/12-682_l537.pdf. In a nutshell, the case is about a Michigan law (Proposal 2) than bans preferential treatment based on...

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Status Update on VETS-100a and EEO-1 Filings

October 22, 2013

Now that federal employees are back to work after the government shutdown, what is the status of the EEO-1 and VETS-100A annual required filings? The standard EEO-1 reporting deadline (September 30th) passed prior to the shutdown. For contractors...

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