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DCI Decodes OFCCP’s New Internet Applicant FAQs

November 16, 2006

Hopefully by now everyone has had a chance to read through OFCCP’s 12 recently released FAQs on the Internet Applicant rule.


While most of these FAQs are fairly straightforward, a few may require some additional “decoding.” Following my...

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November 15, 2006

David Cohen, President, DCI Consulting Group, Inc., offers another unique “inside the Beltway” perspective on important OFCCP developments:National Office to Vet Systemic Compensation Investigations Post Desk AuditMany DCI clients are wondering what...

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OFCCP Announces Possible 2,000 Sites To Be Audited

November 14, 2006

OFCCP has announced that beginning November 27, 2006, regional offices may schedule compliance evaluations of non-construction Federal contractors from a new scheduling list comprised of approximately 2,000 facilities. The agency generated this list...

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Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act

October 03, 2006

On September 26, President Bush signed “The Federal Funding Accountability And Transparency Act of 2006” (S. 2590) into law. The law creates a searchable database that will enable the public with easy access to information on federal spending. The...

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OFCCP Rescinds Equal Opportunity Survey

September 08, 2006

As first reported yesterday, the OFCCP has rescinded the Equal Opportunity Survey requirement. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2006. OFCCP took this action, according to the final rule, so it could “more...

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OFCCP Eliminates EO Survey Requirement

September 07, 2006

Almost six years after its introduction, the controversial Equal Opportunity Survey (EO Survey) is officially dead.


In the September 8, 2006 Federal Register, OFCCP will publish a final rule rescinding the EO Survey requirement in order to "more...

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OMB Completes Review of EO Survey; Release Believed Imminent

September 05, 2006

(UPDATE: The EO Survey will be eliminated effective September 8, 2006- click here for details.)


Federal contractors will soon learn the official fate of OFCCP’s controversial Equal Opportunity (EO) Survey.


DCI has learned that the Office of...

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Executive Summary: DCI Mini-Survey on OFCCP Compensation Standards and Guidelines

August 25, 2006

OFCCP’s new systemic compensation discrimination standards and voluntary self-evaluation guidelines will dramatically impact how federal contractors conduct pay equity analyses. The purpose of DCI’s short mini-survey was to benchmark with...

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DCI Presents Highlights From the 24th Annual NILG Conference

August 15, 2006

The 24th Annual Industry Liaison Group National Conference was held on August 5-9, 2006 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. The event featured several informative presentations by OFCCP staff, contractors, and...

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Ask Harold: Pre-Award Compliance Reviews & FAAP Agreements

August 14, 2006

Dear Harold,

How does OFCCP handle pre-award compliance reviews when a contractor has a Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) Agreement?


Harold: In response to your question, the first matter to point out is that the OFCCP Directives on the...

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Eighth Circuit Criticizes “Half Person” Rule in Determining Underutilization

July 24, 2006

On May 1, 2006, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reinstated the claims of two white firefighters who were passed over for promotion under the City of Omaha, Nebraska’s 2002 Affirmative Action Plan (Kohlbek v. City of Omaha, No....

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Additional DCI Teleconferences on Final OFCCP Compensation Guidance

June 19, 2006

As most of you are now aware, OFCCP released its long-awaited final interpretive standards for evaluating systemic compensation discrimination, along with voluntary guidelines for federal contractors to self-evaluate their compensation systems last...

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