The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released Directive 310 on July 17, 2013.  The Directive provides guidance concerning the calculation of back pay awards by OFCCP in investigations and proceedings involving individual and class allegations of discrimination.  This is the first time OFCCP has addressed the computation of back pay award since the Federal Contractor Compliance Manual (“FCCM”), a field guide for compliance officers.  Although the new Directive essentially tracks the guidance in the FCCM, it changes OFCCP’s focus in computing back pay from individual relief to class-wide relief.