On April 29th, 2014, the OFCCP hosted a “Listening Session” to solicit comments from the government contractor community regarding suggested implementing regulations for Executive Order 13665 (“EO 13665”) and a new Presidential Memorandum, which were signed by President Obama on April 8, 2014.

EO 13665 prohibits discrimination and retaliation against employees who discuss their compensation or compensation related issues.  The Presidential Memorandum directs the OFCCP to implement regulations governing a new race and gender compensation data collection tool for government contractors and subcontractors.  The Executive Order requires that the Secretary of Labor propose implementing regulations by September 15, 2014 while the Presidential Memorandum requires proposed regulations by August 6, 2014.

The OFCCP’s listening session provided the contractor community with