On September 22, 2020, the White House released a new executive order, On Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. Among other things, the order instructs government contracting agencies to add provisions to government contracts prohibiting the use of any workplace training “that inculcates in its employees any form of race
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OFCCP’s most recent CSAL included, for the first time, establishments selected for promotion and accommodation focused reviews. While the Agency has talked for sometime about initiating these types of focused reviews, there has been little information available to help contractors understand what the reviews will entail. Today, the agency has
On September 11, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its FY 2020 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL).1 CSALs give contractors at least 45 days’ notice of an impending OFCCP compliance evaluation (audit). Thus, FY 2020 scheduling letters will not be sent prior to October 26, 2020.
We have learned that OFCCP has posted a revised version of the most recent CSAL on its website.
Approximately 84 entries have been modified so that some promotion focused reviews have been changed to establishment reviews and in at least one instance, an additional establishment review was added.
As reported in today’s Federal Register, OFCCP is seeking regulatory authority to:
Require federal contractors to annually certify they have prepared AAPs via an online interface; and, Institute “a secure method” to electronically submit AAPs when contractors are scheduled for an audit.
As we reported nearly a year ago, because
On September 11, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) of “Supply & Service” contractors and subcontractors and, for the first time, a CSAL of construction contractors identified for potential compliance evaluations to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library.
As anticipated, by perhaps earlier than expected, OFCCP has released the next round of anticipated audit. The 2020 CSAL is included in OFCCP’s FOIA website. The list has a total of 2,250 establishments and includes contractors selected for new accommodation and promotion focused reviews. Institutions of higher education are also
As it has done previously, OFCCP announced a three-month (August 27, 2020 to November 27, 2020) national interest exemption from AAP federal contractor obligations for “contracts entered into specifically to provide Hurricane Laura relief.” The exemption relieves these contractors from the obligations to prepare written AAPs under Executive Order 11246,
Here are the latest developments from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
The “Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers” Executive Order directs federal departments and agencies to conduct audits of federal contracts awarded in Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 to determine if U.S. job opportunities or the economy have been adversely affected by the use of
Executive Summary: On July 2, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Federal Register Notice of Final Rule amending its regulations under 41 CFR 60 regarding OFCCP jurisdiction over TRICARE health care providers.
On August 3, 2020, the Trump Administration issued an executive order (EO) directing the secretaries of the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security to “take action … to protect United States workers from any adverse effects on wages and working conditions caused by the employment of H-1B [workers].”
On Monday this week, OFCCP announced user-friendly updates to the National Pre-Award Registry and a new VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Database. Both tools appear to make information access easier for federal contractors, as well as individuals with vision challenges.
The Registry is a useful tool for contractors because it identifies contractor
In August 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) informed the contractor community of its intent to conduct compliance reviews focused solely on the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) regulations. Since Directive 2018-04 was published, OFCCP released its 2019 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL)
As anticipated OFCCP has started scheduling VEVRAA Focused Reviews, the Agency announced today via e-mail.