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District Court Injunction and OFCCP Notice Signal Halt of EO 13950 Enforcement

January 05, 2021

On December 22, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a nationwide preliminary injunction banning the enforcement of Sections 4 and 5 of Executive Order 13950 (EO 13950), a controversial federal directive...

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OFCCP Proposes Promotion and Accommodation Focused Review Scheduling Letters

December 22, 2020

OFCCP has proposed new scheduling letters for the Promotion and Accommodation Focused Reviews. Similar to the final letters for the Section 503 and VEVRAA focused reviews, these letters are condensed versions of the standard compliance review letter...

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OFCCP Releases Certainty Directive

December 15, 2020

With the release of Directive 2021-02, OFCCP has completed its commitment to the OFCCP principles, first announced in 2018, of Certainty, Efficiency, Recognition, and Transparency (or CERT).The Directive, effective December 11, 2020, commits the...

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OFCCP Extends Moratorium for VAHBP Providers

December 15, 2020

Directive 2021-01* has extended OFCCP’s current enforcement moratorium for all Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program (VAHBP) providers** by two years, through May 7, 2023. Historically, OFCCP has provided a moratorium for healthcare...

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OFCCP Releases New Technical Assistance Guide for Small Contractors

December 03, 2020
On December 3, 2020, OFCCP announced the release of a new technical assistance guide for small contractors. The new guide provides compliance assistance on equal employment opportunity obligations for small federal supply, construction contractors...
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DOL Publishes Final Rule to Codify Procedures OFCCP Uses to Resolve Potential Employment Discrimination

November 05, 2020

Today, November 5, 2020, OFCCP published the final rule titled “Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Procedures to Resolve Potential Employment Decisions”. In additional, the rule clarified definitions to specify...

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OFCCP Releases New Supply & Service Technical Assistance Guide

November 04, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3rd, OFCCP released a new Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for supply and service federal contractors.

According to OFCCP, Federal supply and service contractors can use this technical assistance guide as a self-assessment tool...

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OFCCP Publishes “Request for Information; Race and Sex Stereotyping and Scapegoating” and Hosts Stakeholder Call

October 21, 2020

This morning OFCCP released RIN 1250-ZA01 “Request for Information; Race and Sex Stereotyping and Scapegoating” (RFI) as was required by the new Executive Order 13950 and hosted a brief stakeholder call; both are described below. Additionally, a new

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The Institute For Workplace Equality Releases Statement Supporting Affirmative Action and Diversity & Inclusion

October 16, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, The Institute for Workplace Equality released a statement reiterating its support surrounding affirmative action and diversity & inclusion. In the statement, The Institute says:

"The Institute for Workplace Equality (“The...

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OFCCP Releases FAQ Page for Executive Order 13950

October 07, 2020
OFCCP has released a   new FAQ page  on   Executive Order (EO) 13950, "Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping". The FAQ includes a section on whether EO 13950 prohibits unconscious bias or implicit bias training:
"Does Executive Order 13950 prohibit...
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OFCCP Actively Enforcing the New Executive Order 13950 with Hotline

September 29, 2020

Yesterday, September 28, OFCCP issued a press release regarding their enforcement of the President’s Executive Order issued last week. The press release can be found on OFCCP’s website and outlines information about a newly established Complaint...

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OFCCP Publishes Landing Pages for Promotions and Accommodations Focused Reviews

September 23, 2020

This afternoon, Wednesday, September 23, OFCCP published new landing pages for the upcoming promotions and accommodations focused reviews. Both types of focused reviews are new to the 2020 CSAL; for more information, please refer to our previous...

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