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OFCCP'S NEW FAQS: DISABILITY UTILIZATION GOALS GONE WILDER

July 08, 2014

During a recent release of the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA FAQs on the OFCCP website, the agency outlined their interpretation of how non-responses to the invitation to self-identify as an individual with a disability should be treated in an...

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NEW VEVRAA FAQS: CAN EMPLOYERS OVERRIDE PROTECTED-VETERAN STATUS POST-OFFER?

July 07, 2014

Among the new FAQs released on June 18, 2014, OFCCP responded to the following contractor question:

“If an individual self-identifies as a protected veteran at the pre-offer stage of the application process, but does not self-identify again at the...

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ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH: WHAT IS A HIRING BENCHMARK?

July 02, 2014

OFCCP recently released a series of new FAQs relating to the revised 503 and VEVRAA regulations.  This blog will address the FAQ addressing the definition of “hires” to be used when assessing compliance with the hiring benchmark under VEVRAA.  In...

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NEW VEVRAA AND SECTION 503 FAQS: JOBS FILLED

June 25, 2014

The Department of Labor’s OFCCP released six new FAQs covering portions of the VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations.  This blog addresses the new guidance for determining the number of "jobs filled" for an affirmative action plan. As a reminder, jobs...

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DCI ANNOUNCES "WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS" TO BEGIN JULY 9

June 23, 2014

DCI is gearing up to host a series of complimentary webinars to provide the federal contractor community with the most up-to-date guidance and tips for ensuring EEO compliance. Beginning July 9 through November, register for our Webinar Wednesdays...

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WORKFORCE TRANSPARENCY: CONSIDERATIONS WHEN MEASURING DIVERSITY WITHIN YOUR ORGANIZATION

June 20, 2014

On May 28, 2014, Google disclosed its diversity numbers and acknowledged they are not where they want them to be. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President, People Operations, explained that Google has always been reluctant to publish diversity numbers but...

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DCI STAFF ATTEND SIOP'S 29TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE HELD IN HONOLULU

June 12, 2014

The 29th Annual Conference for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was held May 15-17, 2014 in Honolulu, HI. This conference brings together members of the I/O community, both practitioners and academics, to discuss areas...

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OFCCP Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory

June 10, 2014

OFCCP has provided an online resource to support contractors in their efforts toward recruiting qualified individuals with a disability and protected veterans. This Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory includes “…a non-exhaustive...

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2014 SWARM CONFERENCE MEETS HIGH EXPECTATIONS

May 21, 2014

The Annual Southwest and Rocky Mountain (SWARM) Region Industry Liaison Group (ILG) Conference is known for high-quality information sessions on topics of interest to the federal contractor community, as well as active participation by...

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Veteran Hiring Benchmark Updated to 7.2% for 2014 AAPs

April 29, 2014

Recently, the OFCCP updated the annual national percentage of veterans on their website from 8% to 7.2%. The initial final regulatory text indicated a hiring benchmark of 8%; however, the new 7.2% veteran hiring benchmark should be used for...

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REMINDER: NOTIFICATIONS TO THE STATES MUST BE SUBMITTED SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH JOB LISTING

April 15, 2014

As previously discussed in this blog post, the revised VEVRAA regulations became effective for Federal contractors on March 24, 2014. Although some contractors may have additional time for Subpart C, the rest of the requirements went live on the...

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MONETARY FINES TO INCREASE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH "EEO IS LAW" POSTER REQUIREMENTS

April 15, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that, as of April 18, 2014, the fine for organizations failing to comply with the “EEO is Law” posting requirements will increase from $110 to $210 per violation. The “EEO is Law”...

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