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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

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