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The Gift of Time: CSAL

February 11, 2019

OFCCP gives contractors the gift of time by issuing Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL), typically twice a year, in advance of sending out scheduling letters. A CSAL is a “courtesy” notice to an establishment that it has been selected...

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Preview of the Section 503 Focused Review Scheduling Letter

February 08, 2019

In August of 2018, Director Craig E. Leen released DIRECTIVE (DIR) 2018–04, in which he announced that OFCCP would start conducting focused reviews. A focused review differs from an audit in that it focuses on one of the three regulations under...

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What to Expect in a Focused Section 503 or VEVRAA Review

September 13, 2018

OFCCP regularly audits federal contractors for compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act. According to Directive 2018-04, a portion of compliance evaluations...

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Pilgrim’s Pride: Three Administrative Complaints Dismissed

April 25, 2017

 

Between the periods of 2005-2007, OFCCP had several open compliance reviews with Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. establishments. In just the last month, three DOL administrative complaints for audits from this period were dismissed. Dismissals resulted from...

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Resurvey: How do your Disability Self-ID rates measure up?

March 01, 2016

Last spring, DCI surveyed Federal contractors to assess participation rates regarding the revised Section 503 regulations (2015 results). The majority of contractors have likely reached a year of full compliance and implementation under the revised...

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New Year’s Resolutions: What to Expect in 2016 with the OFCCP?

January 18, 2016

As contractors prepare for 2016, we want to share some reminders on what to be prepared for in the New Year with the OFCCP and EEO compliance. 

1.)    First full year of 503/VEVRAA analytics under Subpart C

Contractors were required to come into...

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DCI Releases White Paper on Outreach and Recruitment for IwDs and Veterans

December 09, 2015

Nearly two full years have passed since the release of the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA which introduced a number of new requirements for federal contractors involving affirmative action for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities...

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Applicants, Candidates, and Jobs Filled... Oh My!

March 20, 2015

As outlined in 41 CFR 60-3, contractors are required to analyze personnel activity to determine if there are barriers to equal employment for protected classes. One method of determining whether these barriers exist for applicants is to evaluate...

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OFCCP RELEASES NEW FAQs ON THE REVISED SCHEDULING LETTER

December 10, 2014

OFCCP has just released three new FAQs regarding the partial year data and analysis required for the Section 503 and VEVRAA items in the revised scheduling letter.  As presented in a previous blog, FAQs regarding how to submit compensation data...

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CONTRACTOR FEEDBACK ON 503/VEVRAA GOOD FAITH EFFORTS - ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY

December 01, 2014

Recent contractor feedback related to Good Faith Efforts (GFE) toward individuals with disabilities and veterans suggests that the process of engaging in, tracking, and evaluating such efforts varies depending on the size of the contractor and/or...

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NEW SCHEDULING LETTER: SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES TO 503/VEVRAA SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

October 01, 2014

The new OFCCP scheduling letter and itemized listing have officially been released at reginfo.gov, and are effective immediately (starting October 1, 2014).  As previously mentioned by DCI, there were substantial changes to the scheduling letter...

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Regulatory Summary Affecting Federal Contractors

September 17, 2014

OFCCP had an extremely busy year in 2013 with the release of Directive 307 in February and the updated Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM) in August. The agency also published the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA  regulations on September 24,...

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