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OMB Approves Revised Directive Regarding Functional Affirmative Action Programs

Posted in Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), OFCCP

On April 28, 2016, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) approved the Depart of Labor’s revised directive regarding Functional Affirmative Action Programs (“FAAP”).  The revised directive amends the procedures for applying for a FAAP and clarifies the obligations that apply to contractors with approved FAAP Agreements.  The revised directive replaces the prior directive… Continue Reading

OFCCP Updates FAQs On Section 503 And Veterans’ Regulations

Posted in Affirmative Action, Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), Department of Labor, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Law, OFCCP, Veterans

OFCCP recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules.  The most recent FAQs address questions regarding the availability of the “EEO is the Law” poster, the ability to use human resource information systems as the… Continue Reading

OFCCP Publishes FAQs Addressing Implementation of the New VEVRAA and Section 503 Final Rules

Posted in Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), Department of Labor, Employment Law, OFCCP

On December 17, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published additional Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules. As discussed in prior Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update posts on August 27,… Continue Reading

OFCCP Rules Published in Federal Register with Effective Date of March 24, 2014

Posted in Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), Disability, OFCCP

Today, the OFCCP’s new regulations interpreting Section 503 and VEVRAA were published in the Federal Register.  The rules can be found here and here.  Publication in the Federal Register sets the effective date for the rules as March 24, 2014.  As previously discussed, contractors should start planning the implementation of the compliance requirements imposed by… Continue Reading

Research Confirms OFCCP Compensation Settlements and Conciliations on the Rise

Posted in Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), Department of Labor, OFCCP

Research published by the Center for Corporate Equality (CCE), a Washington, D.C. research organization, reveals that the number of OFCCP audits resulting in a conciliation agreement has risen sharply under the Obama administration. CCE compiled information from the Labor Department’s enforcement database as well as documents obtained through Freedom of Information.  Their research revealed that,… Continue Reading

OFCCP Sets Deadline for Implementation of 2010 Census Data

Posted in Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), Department of Labor, OFCCP

On May 15, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced that covered federal contractors will have until January 1, 2014 to start using  2010 Census data for determining availability when preparing annual affirmative action plans.  Contractors may continue to use the “old” census data (the Census 2000 Special EEO File) for plan… Continue Reading