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HOW ARE CONTRACTORS SELECTED FOR AN OFCCP AUDIT? IT'S COMPLICATED BUT NEUTRAL

June 05, 2014

On May 21, Consuela Pinto, an attorney within the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor, spoke at the OFCCP Institute’s Annual Summit Conference.  While she provided insight on a variety of topics, this blog will focus on the detail provided...

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UPDATE ON OFCCP ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY FROM FY2013

April 15, 2014

What is the likelihood of having a conciliation agreement at the end of an OFCCP compliance review? Does this vary by region? Being well into FY2014, it is time to begin wading through OFCCP’s enforcement activity of FY2013 to identify recent...

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SECRETARY OF LABOR ANNOUNCES MORATORIUM FOR TRICARE PROVIDERS

April 01, 2014

The Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, announced a moratorium on enforcement of affirmative action obligations for TRICARE providers. In a letter to several members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Subcommittee Workforce...

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OFCCP ONSITE REVIEWS: BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

April 01, 2014

OFCCP onsite visits had previously been on the decline, and were virtually non-existent as recently as fiscal year end 2013. However, onsite visits appear to be back, and OFCCP is focusing on compensation. This is not surprising given the agency’s...

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ARE THE NEW 503 AND VEVRAA METRICS A PART OF THE DESK AUDIT?

March 17, 2014

One interesting and unanswered question, related to the new 503 and VEVRAA regulations, concerns what information would be required for submission to OFCCP as part of the desk audit. Because OFCCP’s scheduling letter defines what is required as part...

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DIRECTIVE 307: A YEAR IN REVIEW

March 17, 2014

It has been more than a year since OFCCP rescinded its Compensation Standards and issued Directive 307. As a result of this protocol change, OFCCP adopted a new method for grouping individuals for the purposes of reviewing compensation data. These...

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ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE 101: WHO’S THE BOSS?

March 03, 2014

During a recent audit experience, a compliance officer insisted that the workforce analysis was incorrect because a supervisor (including name) was not listed for each department. We thought it would be a great time to provide a quick refresher...

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FEDERAL MAGISTRATE ORDERS VOLUNTARY REMAND IN ARB RULING AGAINST FRITO-LAY

March 03, 2014

The ruling, which was handed down on 2/11/14 by US Magistrate Judge David L. Horan in and for the District Court of the Northern District of Texas, may be viewed here.

The facts are that OFCCP initiated a compliance review of Frito-Lay’s Dallas...

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OFCCP’S VERSION OF ITEM 11 COMPENSATION

February 11, 2014

Since OFCCP’s compensation Directive 307, federal contractors are experiencing more intense scrutiny of their compensation systems during OFCCP compliance reviews. A recent trend among compliance officers across regions is to ask contractors to...

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OFCCP COURTESY NOTIFICATIONS RELEASE

February 04, 2014

DCI Consulting Group has been informed by a reliable source that the OFCCP courtesy notification (previously, the Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL)) will be released this week. This letter serves as an advanced courtesy to federal...

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COMING SOON: COURTESY NOTIFICATIONS

January 29, 2014
The OFCCP provides an advanced courtesy notification to those federal contractors and subcontractors that have an identified establishment(s) for a possible compliance evaluation. This advanced notice comes in the form of a courtesy letter,...
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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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