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DCI Consulting Expands with Former OFCCP Hire Evan Szarenski

May 12, 2022

DCI Consulting Group, Inc. (DCI) is pleased to announce that Evan Szarenski has joined DCI’s Audit Strategy & Regulatory Affairs team as a Senior Consultant. The addition of Mr. Szarenski is a strategic hire for DCI, enhancing their commitment of...

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OFCCP Director Yang Shares Updates on CSAL and Agency Initiatives

May 11, 2022

By: Amanda Bowman

The Institute for Workplace Equality (The Institute) Annual Summit opened with a Fireside chat between OFCCP Director Jenny Yang and DCI Consulting’s David Cohen. A lot of great information was shared, including an update on the...

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EEOC Provides Guidance Regarding Late Filers for EEO-1 Reports

April 29, 2022

By: Bill Osterndorf

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided guidance for employers that may be late filers for their EEO-1 reports.  A new FAQ item states that employers missing the May 17, 2022 deadline for filing must file...

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New VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Set at 5.5%

April 07, 2022

As expected, OFCCP has released an updated Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) benchmark effective March 31, 2022.

The new benchmark has been set at 5.5%, continuing the downward trend in benchmark percentages over the past...

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Certification is Live for OFCCP's New Contractor Portal

April 04, 2022

By Amanda Bowman, Rosemary Cox, Bill Osterndorf

On March 31, 2022, OFCCP opened the certification portion of the agency’s new Contractor Portal. OFCCP developed the Contractor Portal as a means to ensure that federal contractors and subcontractors...

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OFCCP Budget Justification for Fiscal Year 2023 Now Available

March 31, 2022

By Bill Osterndorf, Joanna Colosimo

OFCCP has released its Congressional Budget Justification for the fiscal year (FY) 2023. It can be found in full on the U.S. Department of Labor website.  

In the overview section, OFCCP highlighted the following...

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OFCCP Releases Directive 2022-02

March 31, 2022

By Joanna Colosimo, Bill Osterndorf

On March 31, 2022, OFCCP released their second directive under the Biden administration, Directive 2022-02. This Directive explicitly rescinds and replaces DIR 2018-06 (Contractor Recognition), DIR 2018-08 ...

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Rising Accountability for Corporate Board Diversity

November 16, 2021

There is rising accountability regarding corporate board diversity, as evidenced by a rule Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted. This rule approves changes made by The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) that requires Nasdaq-listed...

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OFCCP Announces Proposal Policy on EO 11246 Religious Exemptions

November 08, 2021

OFCCP has announced a proposal to rescind the final rule “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption,” which has been in effect since Jan. 8, 2021. The Federal Register will publish the proposal to...

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OFCCP to Require Use of New Census Data

September 10, 2021

On Friday, September 3, OFCCP announced that it would require the use of new census data for affirmative action plans developed on or after January 1, 2022. This new census data is referred to as the 2014-2018 Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation...

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OFCCP Releases New Scheduling List for Construction Contractors

September 02, 2021

On September 1, 2021, OFCCP published a new corporate scheduling announcement list (CSAL) for federal construction contractors and subcontractors. This release follows the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) July 6th approval of the agency’s new

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OFCCP Revisits Use of EEO-1 Pay Data

September 02, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a notice in the Federal Register stating that OFCCP plans to evaluate the 2017 and 2018 EEO-1 component 2 pay data to assess the utility for providing insight into pay disparities across industries and...

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