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OFCCP Announces Dates for Contractor Town Hall Meetings

Following up on Interim Director Tom Dowd’s recent commitment for more agency transparency and communication, OFCCP has announced three upcoming town hall meetings.  In its announcement, OFCCP stated the purpose of the town halls were to obtain contractor views and learn about contractor experiences implementing and managing nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity requirements to allow OFCCP “”to enhance [...]

2017-08-18T09:58:35+00:00 August 18th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on OFCCP Announces Dates for Contractor Town Hall Meetings

EEOC Update from ILG National Conference

Day two of the 2017 ILG National Conference is in the books.  Conference attendees had a variety of sessions to choose from that covered topics across the spectrum.  The morning, however, kicked-off with a much anticipated keynote address from Acting EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic.  Commission Lipnic spoke at last year’s conference, prior to being appointed Acting [...]

2017-08-03T23:28:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on EEOC Update from ILG National Conference

Greetings from San Antonio – Home of the 2017 ILG National Conference

Hello everyone and welcome to Texas! While activities technically started yesterday with pre-conference sessions and the vendor reception last night, today is the official start of the 2017 ILG National Conference.  The conference kicked-off with a live Mariachi Band and festive dancers in brightly colored traditional outfits – a great welcome to San Antonio for all in attendance. [...]

2017-08-02T19:50:12+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Greetings from San Antonio – Home of the 2017 ILG National Conference

Important Clarification Received Regarding 2018 VETS-4212 Filings

It’s that time of year again to start preparing for the annual required VETS-4212 filing. Nothing will change for this year (2017) reporting cycle.  Starting August 1, 2017, contractors will be able to file their 2017 reports through the reporting portal.  Note, anything filed before August 1, 2017 will be recorded as part of the 2016 filing cycle. [...]

2017-07-28T05:20:28+00:00 July 28th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Important Clarification Received Regarding 2018 VETS-4212 Filings

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