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Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposes Merger of OFCCP and EEOC

May 23, 2017

The Department of Labor’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget proposal was released today, May 23, 2017.  The budget outlines the initiatives and priorities of the new administration, and as predicted by DCI, recommends merging the Office of Federal...

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May 22, 2017

The 32nd Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held April 26-29, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to discuss...

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Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Has Been Updated to 6.7 Percent

March 31, 2017

Today, March 31, 2017, the annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark was updated on the VEVRAA Benchmark Database.  The benchmark – 6.7 percent – is effective March 31, 2017.

Contractors who adopted the...

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Predictions for the OFCCP 2018 Budget

March 28, 2017

President Trump recently released two items of interest to this industry: 1) an Executive Order on March 13th directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to propose a plan with the assistance of each agency to reorganize the...

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OFCCP Begins Mailing Scheduling Letters

March 22, 2017

DCI has just learned that OFCCP began to send out audit scheduling letters on March 17th.  At this time we are not certain how many were sent out, but we do know that 800 CSALs (Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters) were sent to contractor...

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Recent Trend for 2017 OFCCP CSALs

March 13, 2017

As noted in a recent blog, 800 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL or courtesy letter) were sent to contractor establishments on February 17, 2017. CSALs serve to give contractors advanced notice that one (or more) of their...

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CSAL letters are being issued as of February 17th

February 22, 2017

DCI has confirmed with OFCCP that a new round of CSAL letters were officially mailed as of February 17th. The letters were sent directly to establishments and “Frequently Asked Questions” resources have been updated on the Department of Labor’s...

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OFCCP Auditing Federal Contractors Without New CSALs

February 10, 2017

The OFCCP uses an administratively neutral process called the Federal Contractor Selection System (FCSS) to select contractor establishments for audit. Contractors selected by the FCSS historically have been sent Corporate Scheduling Announcement...

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Breaking News - OMB has renewed the disability self-id form with an expiration date of January 31, 2020

January 31, 2017

What does this mean for you?  The current form expires on January 31, 2017, so Federal Contractors will need to update their self-id forms.  For some of you this may require a system update and for others it may simply be using the new form.  Since...

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OFCCP Updates between Administrations

November 09, 2016

The election has passed, and soon there will be changes at OFCCP. These changes primarily include a new politically appointed OFCCP Director and the shifts this new leadership will bring with it. Looking forward, we have noted recent changes in the...

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GAO OFCCP Recommendations: Have We Met Before?

November 07, 2016

In light of Pat Shiu’s recent departure from OFCCP (as of 11/6/16) and the continuous buzz around the OFCCP-focused GAO report, we wonder… what’s next? As a follow-up to DCI’s 9/29/16 blog, we wanted to share some interesting similarities between...

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The Trojan Horse: Poor Data Management or Disparate Impact?

October 17, 2016

A September 26th OFCCP News Release indicated that OFCCP is suing Palantir Technologies for systemic discrimination against Asian job applicants in three job titles: Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Engineer, and Quality Assurance Engineer...

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