As reported in Bloomberg BNA, Patricia Shiu will be stepping down as Director of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) on November 6, 2016.
Director Shiu has been the director of the OFCCP since 2009. Throughout her tenure, Director Shiu has increased the agency’s enforcement efforts and made efforts to update and broaden the regulatory scheme applying to federal contractors. Under her leadership, the agency instituted a number of significant changes affecting government contractors, such as the new affirmative action requirements for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, pay transparency requirements, updated sex discrimination guidelines, and the expansion of anti-discrimination protections to sexual orientation and gender identity. Notably, under Director Shiu’s leadership, the agency has adopted an increased focus on data analytics, increasingly concentrated on compensation.