The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has released its 2024 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) benchmark.  Effective March 31, 2024, the new benchmark is 5.2%, a slight decrease from 2023’s 5.4% benchmark.  This is OFCCP’s ninth reduction of the benchmark, which has steadily declined since its

            On January 29, 2024, the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Biden Administration announced that it would be taking new actions to implement the Executive Order on Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal Contracting by Promoting Pay Equity and Transparency issued

As we previously posted, federal contractors and subcontractors meeting the VEVRAA eligibility threshold (“Covered Contractors”) have until September 30, 2023 to file their VETS-4212 Reports.

Covered Contractors are “recommend[ed]” to file the form electronically, but they can email or physically mail a paper form to the DOL. Federal contracting

On September 8, 2023, OFCCP announced it posted a new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for supply and service contractors. OFCCP announced that the list consists of 1,000 federal contractors and subcontractors selected for a Compliance Review (Establishment Review), Corporate Management Compliance Evaluation, Functional Affirmative Action Program Review or a

Updated: September 2, 2023.

On August 25, 2023, OFCCP announced the implementation of its revised Combined Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, which “applies to supply and service compliance evaluations scheduled on or after August 24, 2023.”  The documents are provided to contractors at the outset of OFCCP audits

On August 4, 2023, OFCCP published its final rule, “Pre-Enforcement Notice and Conciliation Procedures” (the “New Rule”) which “modif[ies] procedures and standards [OFCCP] uses when issuing pre-enforcement notices and securing compliance through conciliation.” In a blog post, OFCCP Acting Director Michele Hodge touts the final rule as one that

Speaking at the annual NILG conference, on August 2, 2023, OFCCP Acting Director Michele Hodge addressed hundreds of attendees in a wide ranging speech, discussing the agency’s priorities and initiatives.  Among other highlights of her address:

  • Acting Director Hodge made clear that OFCCP does not view the recent Supreme

As we previously reported, OFCCP’s updated Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305) was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in April 2023. Form CC-305 was updated to include “the preferred language for disabilities and… additional examples of disabilities.” Federal contractors and subcontractors (“Contractors”) must begin using

As we previously reported, federal contractors and subcontractors (“Contractors”) have until June 29, 2023 to certify the status of their Affirmative Action Programs (“AAPs”) with the OFCCP Contractor Portal. Specifically, covered Contractors are asked to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have met their obligation “to develop