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  • Another One Bites the Dust – Saying Goodbye to 2018
    by Cindy Karrow - January 25, 2019
    2018 was a very busy year for federal contractors. Before we get too deep into 2019, let’s take a stroll through some of the highlights and what can be done to prepare for another busy year. CSAL Letters and Scheduling Letters Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) were sent to contractors twice in 2018. OFCCP has been busy scheduling compliance reviews from both lists. To find out if your organizatio...
  • Do the Supreme Court’s Holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Apply to OFCCP? (Part 1)
    by Bill Doyle - January 25, 2019
    The Supreme Court addresses systemic employment discrimination questions relatively rarely. In Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), the Supreme Court addressed questions related to systemic pay discrimination claims under Title VII. The Supreme Court's decision contained several significant rulings regarding systemic pay discrimination claims. For example, the Supreme Court explained that statistical agg...
  • Making Binary Gender Choices in an Increasingly Non-Binary World as EEO-1 Season Approaches
    by James (Jay) A. Patton, Jr. - January 25, 2019
    Having only recently completed their VETS-4212 filings, government contractors will soon be entering the 2018 EEO-1 reporting cycle facing a confusing landscape when it comes to reporting the gender of their employees. Contractors face an employment marketplace that is dealing with gender in new ways while dealing with federal government reporting requirements built on traditional gender models. This confusion will likely n...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 1
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - January 25, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • "Ban the Box" Was Yesterday - Today It's Salary History
    by Gary A. Chamberlin - November 14, 2018
    The effort to combat gender pay inequity has taken many twists and turns at the federal level. We've all seen reports and data about the difference in average pay between men and women (83%), and the even greater disparity involving minority women (i.e., 53%) when compared to non-minority males. OFCCP and EEOC have been at the forefront of many attempted policy and program measures. Included among these are the OFC...
  • 2018 OFCCP Year in Review: A New Partnership
    by Bill Osterndorf - November 14, 2018
    As we stand back and examine what happened during 2018, it is natural to simply catalogue the numerous changes that occurred at the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). There were multiple new directives, new initiatives, and new personnel at the agency. There were actions taken that we had never seen before from the agency, including the public release of information on h...
  • OFCCP Transparency and Federal Contractor Compliance Readiness
    by Sandra Hueneman - November 14, 2018
    For several years now, I have been conducting an ongoing study of OFCCP statistics and the impact on the contractor community. The most recent results are based upon the review and analyses of OFCCP closed compliance activity between FY 2014 through FY 2018 (as reported as of 7/21/2018) and do not address the compliance readiness of the entire federal contractor community who may have an open OFCCP compliance activity (ev...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 11
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - November 14, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Worker or Employee?  Affirmative Action Planning in the Gig Economy
    The 'gig economy,' characterized by freelance and temporary contract work, has grown exponentially in recent years. A January 2018 NPR/Marist poll found that, currently, one in five jobs in the United States is held by a contract worker and, within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the American workforce. This remarkable shift away from the traditional employer-employee relationship has and will...
  • Creating an Infrastructure for Inclusion
    by Brett Sheats, John Kemp - October 17, 2018
    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate the contributions of America's workers with disabilities both past and present and educate about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. In honor of NDEAM, we recently talked to John D. Kemp, one of the nation's foremost authorities on disability employment and current President & CEO of The Viscardi Cent...