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SECRETARY OF LABOR ANNOUNCES MORATORIUM FOR TRICARE PROVIDERS

April 01, 2014

The Secretary of Labor, Thomas Perez, announced a moratorium on enforcement of affirmative action obligations for TRICARE providers. In a letter to several members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Subcommittee Workforce...

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ARE THE NEW 503 AND VEVRAA METRICS A PART OF THE DESK AUDIT?

March 17, 2014

One interesting and unanswered question, related to the new 503 and VEVRAA regulations, concerns what information would be required for submission to OFCCP as part of the desk audit. Because OFCCP’s scheduling letter defines what is required as part...

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VETS ISSUES NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

March 17, 2014

The Veteran’s Employment and Training Service (VETS) recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the reporting requirements under VEVRAA, currently known as the VETS-100 and VETS-100A reports.

 

The most significant change is the...

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NEW OFCCP DISABILITY AND VETERAN REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE IN TWO WEEKS!

March 11, 2014

As previously featured on this blog, OFCCP published the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations on September 24, 2013. The effective date for all contractors to comply with subparts A, B, D, and E is 180 days from the date they were published,...

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LISTING VS. POSTING QUALIFIED JOB OPENINGS: WHAT IS ACTUALLY REQUIRED OF CONTRACTORS?

March 04, 2014

There seems to be an ongoing misconception that federal contractors are required to post qualified job openings with the nearest State Employment Service office. The misconception arises from an affirmative action obligation that is required under...

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AMBIGUITY REMAINS IN 503/VEVRAA DATA COLLECTION ANALYSIS REQUIREMENTS

March 04, 2014

The revised affirmative action regulations relating to protected veterans (VEVRAA) and individuals with disabilities (Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act) take effect in less than a month. In spite of efforts made by the OFCCP to lessen the...

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4 MONTHS LATER... SO WHAT EXACTLY IS A HIRING BENCHMARK?

February 11, 2014
A little over four months ago, we asked the question, “ Exactly what is a hiring benchmark”? In that blog, we reviewed the VEVRAA regulatory language, the preamble to the regulation, and the OFCCP FAQ explaining the difference between the benchmark...
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NEW OFCCP REGULATIONS GOING LIVE: ARE YOU READY?

February 11, 2014

As previously featured on this blog, the Department of Labor’s OFCCP published the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations on September 24, 2013. The effective date for all contractors to comply with subparts A, B, D, and E is 180 days from the...

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TWO-MONTH REMINDER: GETTING COMPLIANT WITH THE NEW OFCCP REGULATIONS

January 28, 2014

The new OFCCP regulations addressing affirmative action obligations for protected veterans (VEVRAA) and individuals with disabilities (Section 503) were published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2013 and will become effective in two months,...

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OFCCP’S REGULATORY AGENDA: WHAT WILL 2014 BRING?

January 28, 2014

[Editor's note: This blog entry was originally posted on December 17, 2013.]

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) semiannual regulatory agenda was released on November 26, 2013. With the year 2013 coming to an end, let’s take a look at what the OFCCP...

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503 AND VEVRAA AUDIT ACTIVITY: NEW REGULATIONS OVERSHADOWING CURRENT REGULATIONS?

December 05, 2013
 With the new 503 and VEVRAA regulations looming around the corner, we have recently experienced audits with an increased interest in the ‘raw’ data behind federal contractor’s outreach efforts. In fact, data requests are going beyond the narrative...
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NEW OFCCP FAQS ON SECTION 503 AND VEVRAA RULES ANSWER—AND RAISE—IMPLEMENTATION QUESTIONS

December 05, 2013

OFCCP recently posted (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/503_faq.htm and http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/VEVRAA_faq.htm) additional guidance for contractors regarding the implementation of new final rules describing...

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