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It’s Time to be Thinking about your 2018 EEO-1 Reports

Now that you’ve successfully filed your 2017 VETS-4212 reports, it’s time to focus on EEO-1 reporting.  Most employers are not accustomed to focusing on EEO-1 reporting going into a new year, but following the filing reprieve in 2017, employers need to make sure they are prepared to file in 2018. As previously reported, federal contractors and [...]

2017-12-14T00:59:02+00:00 December 14th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on It’s Time to be Thinking about your 2018 EEO-1 Reports

Breaking News: New OFCCP Director Identified

The U.S. Department of Labor has quietly identified a new Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  An industry news outlet is reporting DOL has confirmed Ondray T. Harris will be the new head of the agency.  A new update to OFCCP’s website lists him as the Director of the Agency. Interim Director Tom Dowd is listed [...]

2017-12-12T01:14:01+00:00 December 12th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Breaking News: New OFCCP Director Identified

Still No New Director for OFCCP

As of today, OFCCP remains without a new director.  According to Bloomberg News, an industry news outlet, the Department of Labor has confirmed Craig Leen has begun work as a “senior advisor” within OFCCP.  No additional information regarding his role was provided.  We will provide additional updates and details as we learn them.

2017-11-29T03:39:51+00:00 November 29th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Still No New Director for OFCCP

BREAKING NEWS: Craig Leen Anticipated To Be New OFCCP Director

In an unexpected, but much awaited move, it is anticipated Craig Leen will be named as the new head of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”).  While the Department of Labor has not formally confirmed or commented on this development, Leen’s appointment would come more than a year after Patricia Shiu departed the position in November 2016.  Since that [...]

2017-11-14T16:19:40+00:00 November 14th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS: Craig Leen Anticipated To Be New OFCCP Director

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increased Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal contractors working on or in connection with contracts covered by Executive Order 13658 will be $10.35/ hour.  The announcement was made via posting in the federal register on September 15, 2017.  The wage rate for tipped employees will also increase to $7.25/hour. This is the third increase [...]

2017-09-18T20:21:27+00:00 September 18th, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increased Effective January 1, 2018

VETS-4212 Filing Deadline Extended

VETS has announced a 45-day extension to the 2017 VETS-4212 filing deadline.  The deadline has been extended from September 30, 2017 to November 15, 2017.  In a post on it’s website, VETS stated NOTICE: In order to accommodate the needs of those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal contractors who file their VETS-4212 Reports by [...]

2017-09-15T01:04:46+00:00 September 15th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on VETS-4212 Filing Deadline Extended

U.S. Senate Opposes OFCCP/EEOC Merger Proposal

In budget measures last week both the U.S. Senate and House signaled the proposed merger between OFCCP and EEOC will soon be nothing but a distant memory.  This action comes on the heels of a recent letter from OFCCP Acting Director Tom Dowd who also questioned the efficiency of the proposed merger in light of available [...]

2017-09-11T22:47:08+00:00 September 11th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on U.S. Senate Opposes OFCCP/EEOC Merger Proposal

Additional Information for 2017 EEO-1 Reporting

Following the announcement placing the EEO-1 pay data requirement on indefinite hold, the EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee has clarified open questions regarding the details for 2017 EEO-1 Reports.  In an e-mail sent to report filers, the Committee clarified: The deadline to file EEO-1 reports for 2017 is March 31, 2018; The Reports must be based on a payroll period in [...]

2017-09-06T22:06:23+00:00 September 6th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Additional Information for 2017 EEO-1 Reporting

Update on OFCCP/EEOC Merger

In a recent letter responding to an inquiry regarding the proposed merger between OFCCP and EEOC, Acting OFCCP Director Tom Dowd detailed the regulatory requirements to undertake a merger, which would take effect in 2019.  He also suggested interim alternatives exist to achieve the efficiencies intended by the merger, implying the proposed merger is unlikely to occur. Director Dowd’s letter [...]

2017-08-31T01:38:50+00:00 August 31st, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Update on OFCCP/EEOC Merger

BREAKING NEWS: Pay Data Reporting Obligation Postponed Indefinitely

We have learned the Office of Information Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has decided to postpone indefinitely effectiveness of the newly created pay data reporting component of the annual EEO-1 report.  In a letter addressed to Acting EEOC Chair, Victoria Lipnic, OIRA explained it has stayed the effectiveness of the new obligation to take time to review data collection [...]

2017-08-30T01:37:24+00:00 August 30th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS: Pay Data Reporting Obligation Postponed Indefinitely