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OFCCP to Focus on Construction Contractors

June 15, 2021

For a significant number of years, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has given little attention to federal contractors and subcontractors that are directly involved in construction projects.  It appears...

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OFCCP's TAG, Part 8: Affirmative Action Programs

June 02, 2021

This week we continue our blog series on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for supply and service contractors and subcontractors. This post will outline the agency’s requirements regarding...

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EEO-1 Notifications Mailed & System Delay Announced

April 22, 2021

With EEO-1 filings expected to begin next Monday, April 26th, DCI received insight today that employers have begun to receive notification letters from the EEOC that contain company-specific login information (i.e., company ID and passcode).


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OFCCP's TAG, Part 7: Recordkeeping for Internet Applicants

April 20, 2021

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP’s) Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for supply and service contractors and subcontractors has a surprisingly short entry on recordkeeping for Internet applicants and other applicants. This...

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Illinois Becomes Second State to Require Pay Data Submission

April 15, 2021

On March 23, 2021, Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker, signed into law Senate Bill 1480, amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003. Under this new amendment, Illinois private employers are required to submit information, including pay data, to...

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Biden DOL Moves to Rescind Trump-Era Religious Exemption Rule

April 15, 2021

On March 23rd, 2021, Marty Walsh was sworn in as Secretary of Labor. On the same day, Mr. Walsh hit the ground running, delivering to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) a proposal to rescind a controversial pending...

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OFCCP Reduces Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark to 5.6 Percent

April 15, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, OFCCP updated the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark to 5.6 percent, slightly down from 5.7 percent in 2020.

This hiring benchmark indicates the percentage of total protected...

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EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Opening Date Announced

March 29, 2021

EEOC announced today, March 29, 2021, that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection will open on April 26, 2021 and will close on July 19, 2021.

The EEOC will begin to formally notify EEO-1 filers via email beginning today. Filers...

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OFCCP's TAG, Part 6: Invitation to Self-Identify

March 23, 2021

In this installment of our blog series regarding the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for supply and service contractors and subcontractors, we are reviewing the requirements to invite...

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Breaking: Senate Confirms Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor Secretary

March 23, 2021

On Monday, March 22nd, the Senate voted 68 to 29 to confirm Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Labor secretary, a federal position that oversees workplace conditions, benefits and rights.  

Walsh has strong union ties dating back to his early twenties. By...

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EEO-1 Filing Deadline Expected in July

March 15, 2021

EEOC announced Friday, March 12th that the filing portal is now expected to open at the end of April 2021 and close in July 2021. The exact open and close dates have not been announced, but EEOC did note that the closing date will be posted once the...

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OFCCP Creates Web Page for AAP Verification Interface

March 11, 2021
OFCCP’s website now has the addition of a landing page for “AAVI” or the Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface. 

The page says,Coming Soon” with the details “Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface (AAVI) is a secure web-based...

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