On February 18, 2020, Proskauer attended a Compensation Roundtable held at the Department of Labor put on by the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) in collaboration with OFCCP. Director Leen spoke at the event, taking the opportunity to address his recent nomination to serve as the Inspector General of the Office of Personnel Management. He shared that, despite the nomination, he has no plans to slow down his work at OFCCP and, if anything, is more motivated to make progress on several initiatives. Among those initiatives are two new directives—one addressing “mediation” and another on “efficiency.” Director Leen did not share specifics about the new directives. Director Leen also noted that in addition to Section 503 focused reviews which are underway and VEVRAA focused reviews which he predicted will commence shortly, the agency still plans to roll out other types of focused reviews, including one addressing promotions.

Proskauer will continue to monitor developments regarding these new directives and report them here.