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GAO Recommendations for OFCCP: Audit Procedures

December 06, 2017

In its recent report on Diversity in the Technology Sector, the GAO made three recommendations related to OFCCP’s audit procedures.  The report outlines detailed recommendations to both EEOC and OFCCP, but our focus in this blog are the...

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Issues Report on Diversity in the Technology Sector

December 01, 2017

On November 30, 2017 the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on Diversity in the Technology Sector and how federal agencies such as EEOC and OFCCP could improve oversight.  

Recommendations from the report include the...

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Audit Poker: When Federal Contractors Call, OFCCP Must Show Cards

November 16, 2017

Two recent OFCCP rulings in the Pacific region have clarified information exchange obligations between contractors and OFCCP in audit matters. Although we have summarized the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) rulings in both the Google (OFCCP v....

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FY2017 OFCCP Enforcement Update

October 12, 2017

One of the things The Institute for Workplace Equality is most well-known for is the Annual OFCCP Enforcement Update, which this year featured DCI’s own David Cohen along with Jon Geier, a partner at Paul Hastings. The recorded webinar is free to...

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OFCCP/EEOC Merger Dead For Now, and Likely For Good

September 26, 2017

The proposed merger for fiscal year 2018 is on its last legs. The merger was originally intended to streamline government processes and cut costs as part of the Trump Administration’s new focus, but has encountered several barriers in practice.



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Decision to Halt EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Draws Attention from Congress, National Women’s Law Groups

September 20, 2017

Yesterday the National Women’s Law Center and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed FOIA requests directed at OMB, seeking information to shed light on the decision making process that resulted in its recent decision to halt the...

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OFCCP Compliance Assistance Town Hall Recap

September 20, 2017

On September 19, 2017, the OFCCP held the first Compliance Assistance Town Hall at the Department of Labor in Washington, DC. The 4 hour event was a structured opportunity for the contractor community to provide actionable recommendations aimed at...

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2017 VETS-4212 Reports can now be filed through November 15

September 14, 2017

In order to accommodate the needs of those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal contractors who file their VETS-4212 Reports by November 15, 2017 will not be cited for failure to file a timely Report or failure to comply with Federal...

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OFCCP Temporarily Suspends Select Federal Contractor Requirements

September 01, 2017

On August 31, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a press release in support of Texas’s response to Hurricane Harvey. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is temporarily suspending select federal contractor requirements,...

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Takeaways from Texas: 2017 NILG Recap

August 21, 2017

The Industry Liaison Group’s National Conference was held August 1-4th in San Antonio, Texas. This conference brings together federal contractors, Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and...

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OFCCP Announces Compliance Assistance Town Halls

August 19, 2017

In an effort to shift to a renewed focus on compliance assistance, OFCCP has scheduled multiple Compliance Assistance Town Hall Meetings. These meetings will be open to the public, but will be of particular interest to human resource managers, equal...

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Predictions for OFCCP under Trump Administration

August 18, 2017

At the 2017 National ILG (NILG) conference held in San Antonio, TX, Thomas Dowd, acting Director of OFCCP, and Debra Carr, Director of Policy, Planning and Program Development, discussed what to expect from the agency in the near future.


Some key...

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