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Special COVID-19 Announcements from NILG & OFCCP

March 19, 2020

The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) Board released an announcement to its members on March 18, 2020, followed by a related message the following day released from OFCCP via their subscription email list.  Both messages made clear that OFCCP...

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OFCCP Issues a National Interest Exemption Memo for COVID-19 Contracts

March 18, 2020

On March 17, 2019, OFCCP Director Craig Leen issued a National Interest Exemption memo granting limited exemptions and waivers from OFCCP-enforced requirements. This allows new federal contracts and subcontracts specifically providing COVID-19...

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OFCCP’s FY2021 Congressional Budget Justifies Increase in Requested Funds with Promise of More Audits

February 12, 2020

OFCCP’s FY2021 Congressional Budget Justification, just released Monday, February 10, shows an increase in requested funds as compared to FY2020 (103.6M) in anticipation of conducting more compliance evaluations (i.e., full compliance reviews,...

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Craig Leen Nominated for Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management

February 03, 2020

On February 3, 2020, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Craig Leen for the Inspector General at the Office of Personnel Management. Currently, Leen serves as the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance...

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California District Court Rules in Favor of Center for Investigative Reporting in Ongoing DOL Case

January 08, 2020

In December 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California made a decisive ruling in the ongoing case of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), et al. vs. U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Specifically, the court denied...

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DCI Experts David Cohen, Joanna Colosimo & Jon Geier Published in Law360 Article

January 08, 2020

On January 8, 2020, David Cohen, DCI President, Joanna Colosimo, Director of EEO Compliance, and Jon Geier, Principal Consultant, were published in Law360. Their expert analysis "Pay Equity Shortcuts Create Risks For Employers" can be read here:  ...

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OFCCP Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Standardizing Procedures for Evaluating Employment Discrimination Claims

January 06, 2020

OFCCP ended 2019 by releasing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) attempting to codify procedures the agency uses to resolve alleged violations of affirmative action laws under the agency’s jurisdiction. The regulation would establish differing...

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OFCCP Revises the Federal Contractor Compliance Manual

January 02, 2020

OFCCP was active over the holiday season releasing an updated Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM). The full manual, as well as revision highlights by chapter, can be viewed on the OFCCP website. Compliance officers use the FCCM as a guide to...

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OFCCP posts Section 503 Focused Review On-Site Guide and Playbook

December 17, 2019

OFCCP has posted two new resources on their Section 503 Focused Reviews web page to assist contractors with what to expect during the course of a compliance evaluation.  The Sample On-site Guide and Sample Section 503 SCER (Standard Compliance...

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OFCCP Will Not Request, Accept, or Use Component 2 Pay Data

November 22, 2019

OFCCP has filed a notice to the Federal Register this morning in an effort to formalize their position surrounding the recent collection of EEOC Component 2 pay data, as well as expectations surrounding compliance evaluations for federal...

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OFCCP & EEOC Updates: Analogic Case, Harassment Report, and more

November 14, 2019

The Institute for Workplace Equality's 2019 Fall Compliance Conference is underway, and keynote speaker OFCCP Director Craig Leen and EEOC Regional Attorney Mary Jo O'Neil have come out with important updates. Press play above and join DCI...

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OFCCP Releases New Construction Contractors Technical Assistance Guide

November 13, 2019

Today, November 13, 2019, OFCCP announced the release of a new Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for construction contractors.

Construction contractors will be able to use the new TAG as a self-assessment tool to review their current hiring...

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