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CSAL Letters Issued on February 1, 2018

February 06, 2018

OFCCP has released 1,000 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) on February 1st, according to an update and Frequently Asked Questions on the OFCCP website. The letters were issued by national office and signed by new Director, Ondray...

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CSAL letters are being issued as of February 17th

February 22, 2017

DCI has confirmed with OFCCP that a new round of CSAL letters were officially mailed as of February 17th. The letters were sent directly to establishments and “Frequently Asked Questions” resources have been updated on the Department of Labor’s...

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GAO Orders Changes in how OFCCP Selects Contractors for Audits

September 29, 2016

In a report released on 9/22/16, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) offered a rather stinging criticism of how the OFCCP selects contractors for audit and recommended (or should we say ordered) changes in the process.  The GAO describes the...

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Audit Trend: Are You FACTORing in Your AVAILABLITY?

September 23, 2016

In recent months,  OFCCP has exhibited an increased interest in the underlying data that are key to federal contractors’ factor availability analyses. DCI has experienced an increase in requests for information focused on census occupation codes and...

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OFCCP Scheduling Letters sent over the Summer

August 01, 2016

Did you receive a scheduling letter this summer? If so, you’re not alone. DCI has seen a wave of OFCCP scheduling letters received by establishments in June and July.  Many of the audit letters were for establishments that were on the Corporate...

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OFCCP Audit Trends: Follow-up Requests before the Desk Audit Submission

June 28, 2016

DCI has recently seen an increase of audit “pre-requests,” in which a compliance officer requests that a contractor submit additional items to those found in the Itemized Listing. This request is made by OFCCP prior to receiving the contractor’s...

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Fiscal Year 2016: 6-Month Enforcement Updates and a Review of OFCCP Trends

April 19, 2016

Over the past six months, DCI has continued to monitor OFCCP enforcement trends and priorities regarding compliance evaluations in FY 2016. In our 2015 blog we noted a reduction in the number of new audit scheduling letters received throughout 2015,...

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Is “Total Pay” a Useful Analysis?

December 15, 2015

With OFCCP regularly requesting multiple forms of compensation during compliance audits, we revisit the difference between EEO compliance evaluations of base pay versus other compensation metrics. An individual’s base pay is a function of many...

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SUBMITTING AN UPDATE PLAN IN AN OFCCP AUDIT: WHAT IS THE TEMPORAL SCOPE?

February 03, 2015

In the wake of the new scheduling letter (released in October 2014) and the ensuing OFCCP audit activity, contractors are taking steps to prepare for possible audits. The contractor community has raised a number of questions and concerns in response...

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DCI ANNOUNCES "WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS" TO BEGIN JULY 9

June 23, 2014

DCI is gearing up to host a series of complimentary webinars to provide the federal contractor community with the most up-to-date guidance and tips for ensuring EEO compliance. Beginning July 9 through November, register for our Webinar Wednesdays...

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BUCKLE UP: OFCCP CONTINUES TO PRESS THE GAS ON STEERING

June 19, 2014

As previously discussed in this blog, a recent trend in OFCCP audits is the focus on job assignment and/or steering. What is steering?  Steering refers to a company practice where members of a protected class are disproportionately “steered” into a...

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DCI STAFF ATTEND SIOP'S 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE HELD IN HONOLULU

June 12, 2014

The 29th Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held May 15-17, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to discuss areas...

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