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2019 Looks to be A Busy Year for OFCCP (and Contractors)

November 20, 2018

In 2018, under the leadership of Acting Director Craig Leen, OFCCP began its journey of transparency.  We saw it reflected in the release of a Contractor Bill of Rights, nine (9) new Directives by the agency and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

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OFCCP Releases Notice for Public Comment on Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award

October 20, 2018

On October 19, 2018, OFCCP released a notice asking for public comment on its proposed Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award. The LEAD Award is a joint effort from OFCCP with the DOL’s Women’s Bureau to “recognize contractor best...

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Recent OFCCP Settlements: The Hiring Trend Continues

October 13, 2018

On October 12th, OFCCP announced eight settlements that totaled approximately $1.5 million. Six of the settlements were related to hiring practices. Below is a brief description of each.

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.: A Reading, PA location of...

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OFCCP Offers Compliance Relief for Contractors Affected by Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018

Craig Leen, Acting Director of OFCCP, authored a memorandum granting federal contractors a limited exemption & waiver from some required compliance efforts following Hurricane Michael. The memo details its intention to assist new supply & service...

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Memorandum of Understanding between OFCCP & NILG

October 08, 2018

OFCCP has a released a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) detailing the respective commitments that OFCCP and the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) will make in furthering compliance assistance. The tone of this memo is in keeping with the...

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David Cohen and Joanna Colosimo Published in Law360 Article

October 01, 2018

On October 1, 2018, DCI President David Cohen and Director of EEO Compliance Joanna Colosimo were published in Law360. Their expert analysis "A Closer Look at OFCCP's New Compensation Directive" can be read here:  ...

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Transparency on Audit Trends

September 25, 2018

In line with the current objective of transparency, OFCCP has publicly shared with federal contractors the scheduling methodology for identifying establishments to audit, parameters for requesting an extension to submit materials for a desk audit...

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Another Day Another Directive (or Two)

September 19, 2018

OFCCP released two new directives today, bringing the total number of directives issued since August 10, 2018 to seven. OFCCP had only issued 14 directives total, prior to this year.

The first new directive (Directive 2018-08) outlines efforts to...

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OFCCP Seeks to Simplify Process For FAAP Agreement Requests

September 14, 2018

In an effort to increase contractor participation in the functional affirmative action program (FAAPs), OFCCP proposed a new directive simplifying the process for FAAP agreement requests. This proposed directive comes after Craig Leen, Acting...

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OFCCP Releases 750 CSAL Letters – What You Need to Know

September 10, 2018

On September 7, 2018, OFCCP announced the release of 750 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs).

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Contractors receiving a CSAL should theoretically have, at least, 45 days advance notice prior to receiving a...
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Religious Directive: What is a Contractor to Do?

September 09, 2018

When President Trump took office almost two years ago, one of his first acts was to issue a freeze on new and pending regulations. Since then, OFCCP has released a flurry of directives (sub-regulatory guidance) and guidance related to compliance and...

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The New Compensation Directive: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

August 30, 2018

In light of the new OFCCP compensation Directive released on Friday August 24, 2018, DCI has done a deep dive into the specifics outlined in the Directive as well as the accompanying FAQs.   Although this Directive appears to be more transparent...

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