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OFCCP Releases Supplemental FY2019 VEVRAA Focused Reviews Scheduling List

November 08, 2019

In honor of Veteran’s Day, OFCCP released a supplemental CSAL list containing 500 establishments selected for a VEVRAA Focused Review. This list was announced by Craig Leen at the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference in August 2019. The...

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Now Active: OFCCP’s Contractor Assistance Portal – “Ask OFCCP A Question”

November 08, 2019

OFCCP’s Contractor Assistance Portal now includes a feature where employers can “Ask OFCCP A Question” via an interactive discussion board. This new tool is in line with OFCCP’s pillars of transparency and certainty, as contractors and...

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OFCCP Seeks to End Decade-Long TRICARE Dispute

November 07, 2019

On November 6th 2019, OFCCP announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking intended to declare health care providers who solely receive TRICARE funds as sub-contractors exempt from OFCCP oversight under Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, Section 503 of the...

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EEOC Public Hearing: The Future of EEO-1 Data Collection

November 05, 2019

EEOC announced earlier this week that they will host a public hearing on the proposed changes to the EEO-1 report. As summarized in a previous blog, EEOC is seeking approval to renew the “Component 1” data collection it has required since 1966,...

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EEO-1 Component 2 Update: Judge Orders EEOC Must Keep Portal Open

November 04, 2019

Judge Chutkan has denied EEOC’s request to officially close the NORC portal for EEO-1 Component 2 data collection even though EEOC contends they have fulfilled the court’s order to collect at least the average number of historical filers. As...

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Join Us as We Dissect the Higher Education Technical Assistance Guide (TAG)

October 31, 2019

In October, the Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released, for the first time, a Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) to help educational institutions better understand their obligations under the equal employment opportunity...

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OFCCP Releases New Technical Assistance Guide for Educational Institutions with Federal Contracts

October 11, 2019

Today, October 11, 2019, OFCCP released a new technical assistance guide for educational institutions with federal contracts. According to OFCCP, federal contractors will be able to use this new technical assistance guide as a self-assessment tool...

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Breaking News: EEOC to Continue Collecting Component 2 Data Until Target Response Rate is Reached

September 27, 2019

Today, September 27, 2019, EEOC posted an announcement that it would continue to collect Component 2 data until it reaches what the Court has determined to be the target response rate. As EEOC stated:

"So long as the Court’s order is in effect...

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GAO Follow-up Report on OFCCP: AAP Electronic Upload in the Future

September 25, 2019

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued three reports since September 2016 that offer the OFCCP and EEOC recommendations for improving enforcement of equal employment opportunity policy.1 On September 19, 2019, the GAO...

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OFCCP’s Contractor Assistance Portal – New Feature Available

September 16, 2019

OFCCP announced today a new feature to their Contractor Assistance Portal. Contractors can now participate in a chatroom where they can pose questions to each other, as well as like and comment on posts to the board. This feature will allow...

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Recent Update from NORC Regarding Company User ID Requests

September 13, 2019

On September 12, the Component 2 EEO-1 HelpDesk released an answer to an FAQ they have been receiving regarding company user IDs for the NORC system. As a reminder, companies are required to use new login information when filing via the NORC system,...

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EEO-1 Component 2 Updates: What You Need to Know about Current and Future Data Collections

September 13, 2019

What a week! For those that have been along for the EEO-1 Component 2 ride since the March 4th decision to reinstate EEOC’s pay data collection, and especially for those reading the tea leaves to predict what comes next, last week was quite the...

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