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What’s on OFCCP’s Agenda?

The short answer to this question is not much, or so it seems. Part of the reason for this is likely the fact we are still awaiting selection of a new OFCCP Director.  Deputy OFCCP Director Thomas M. Dowd currently continues in the position of Acting Director and we’ve not heard any news regarding DOL [...]

2017-07-26T16:40:43+00:00 July 26th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on What’s on OFCCP’s Agenda?

Breaking News: EEOC/OFCCP Proposed Merger Resulting in Unexpected Allies

As we speculated yesterday, the White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 proposes to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In the proposed budget, released this morning, the OFCCP would see its budget reduced from $105 million to approximately $88 million and have its [...]

2017-05-30T18:41:07+00:00 May 30th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Breaking News: EEOC/OFCCP Proposed Merger Resulting in Unexpected Allies

Is a Merger of OFCCP and EEOC on the Horizon?

In February 2017, we speculated whether the Trump Administration would eliminate the OFCCP as a possible cost-cutting measure.  The discussion has continued since that time, and has, in the past weeks gathered more interest. The latest on the topic of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) fate stems from a recommendation by the Heritage [...]

2017-05-30T18:41:07+00:00 May 30th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Is a Merger of OFCCP and EEOC on the Horizon?

Department of Labor to Recognize Employers Who Recruit, Employer Veterans

Coming out of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, the U.S Department of Labor has created the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.  The program will award employers who “recruit, retain, and employ veterans, and who offer charitable services in support of the [...]

2017-05-10T04:50:39+00:00 May 10th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Department of Labor to Recognize Employers Who Recruit, Employer Veterans

Confirmation Hearing Set for Secretary of Labor Nominee

The confirmation hearing for President Trump’s second Secretary of Labor nominee, Alex Acosta, has been set for March 15. Acosta was nominated after President Trump’s initial nominee, Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration following growing controversy. While nothing prevents Acosta’s confirmation hearing from being postponed, as Puzder’s was several times before his eventual withdrawal, there does [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:16+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Confirmation Hearing Set for Secretary of Labor Nominee

Senate Votes to “Disapprove” Blacklisting Regulation

By a narrow margin of 49-48, the Senate has voted to “disapprove” President Obama’s much challenged Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which required the mandatory reporting of labor violations for contractors going through the contract procurement process.  Relying on the power granted it by the Congressional Review Act, Congress has all be sealed the [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:16+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Senate Votes to “Disapprove” Blacklisting Regulation

New Pay Equity Advisor Blog Launched

As we continue to see issues of pay equity arise on a daily basis, Jackson Lewis is pleased to announce the launch of its Pay Equity Advisor blog.  The blog was created to provide updates and practical strategies to employers facing hot button issues surrounding compensation and pay equity as the call for pay transparency [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:16+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on New Pay Equity Advisor Blog Launched

Veteran Hiring Benchmark Reduced – Again

OFCCP has released its revised VEVRAA hiring benchmark for 2017.  The agency has lowered the benchmark to 6.7 percent, down from the previous 6.9 percent mark. As was the case last year, the agency provided guidance for contractors to implement the new benchmark stating: Contractors who adopted the previous year’s national benchmark of 6.9 percent after [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Veteran Hiring Benchmark Reduced – Again

It’s Official: Blacklisting Executive Order Revoked

As anticipated, President Trump has put an end to Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces, also known as the “blacklisting” executive order.  As expected, the President signed legislation disapproving of the Executive Order pursuant to the Congressional Review Act.  He also issued an Executive Order officially revoking the initial authorizing Executive Order signed by [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on It’s Official: Blacklisting Executive Order Revoked

Audit Letters Are In The Mail

As an update to last month’s report that OFCCP has put 800 establishments on notice of upcoming audits, we have learned that as of Friday, March 17, 2017, OFCCP has started sending out letters actually initiating audits. Unlike the courtesy scheduling announcement letters (CSALs) which provide advance notice of an audit, the Scheduling Letters put [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Audit Letters Are In The Mail