OFCCP announced yesterday, March 20, 2023, that the Contractor Certification Portal will open in ten days. Contractors have until June 29, 2023 to certify that they are in compliance with OFCCP’s affirmative action and non-discrimination regulations.
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OFCCP Contractor Portal to Re-Open March 31, 2023
On March 20, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it will re-open the Contractor Portal on March 31, 2023. Once open, covered federal contractors and subcontractors must certify that they have developed and maintained AAPs before the June 29, 2023, deadline.
In a change from
OFCCP Quietly Extends Deadline for Submitting Objections to EEO-1 Disclosures and Reveals Intention to Post EEO-1 Data on its Website
Last August OFCCP published a notice in the Federal Register advising employers that in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the agency was planning to produce confidential information that is ordinarily protected from dis
OFCCP to Open Contractor Portal to Certify Affirmative Action Program Compliance on March 31, 2023
On March 20, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it will open its online Contractor Portal tool on March 31, 2023, for federal contractors and subcontractors to certify their compliance with Affirmative Action Program (AAP) requirements. Existing contractors must certify compliance through the portal by
OFCCP Announces Mega Construction Project Initiative; Focus on Construction Contractors Continues
OFCCP has launch its Mega Construction Project (Megaproject) Program, intended to increase compliance attention on and provide compliance assistance to federal construction contractors with federally funded projects valued at $35 million or more and lasting at least one year.
This development marks another step in OFCCP Director Jenny Yang’s
OFCCP Updates FOIA ‘Non-Objector’ List: Last Chance to Respond Ends March 17
OFCCP has published another updated “List of Non-Objectors” for which it intends to release EEO-1 Type 2 data from 2016 to 2020 in response to the FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Any contractors who objected through March 3, 2023, were removed from the updated list.
OFCCP Rescinds Trump-Era Religious Exemption Rule
OFCCP has announced the rescission of the Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption rule adopted in January 2021 by President Donald Trump. The rescission is to be posted in the Federal Register on March 1, 2023.
In November 2021 OFCCP published a proposal to rescind
OFCCP Further Extends Deadline to Submit Objections to Release of EEO-1 Data
As yet another update to this ongoing story, OFCCP has again pushed out the date by which contractors can notify OFCCP of their desire to object to production by the Agency of EEO-1 data in response to the Center for Investigative Reporting.
By way of notice on its OFCCP Submitter
OFCCP Again Extends Deadline for Submitting Objections to EEO-1 Disclosure, But New Wrinkles Added
On February 14, 2023, OFCCP announced that it was again extending the deadline for employers to file objections to the disclosure of their EEO-1 data in response to a FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting. The deadline for submitting objections is now March 3, 2023.
OFCCP Provides Employers with Five Business Days to Submit Objections to the Disclosure of Confidential Data
OFCCP issued yet another notice today regarding its handling of a FOIA request for production of all federal contractors’ EEO-1 Type 2 data from 2016 through 2020.
The request keeps in place a February 17, 2023, deadline for submitting objections, but expands the grounds upon which employers may object,
OFCCP’s New February 17 Deadline for Asserting Objections to EEO-1 Data Release
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) posted an updated final notice of the agency’s impending release of EEO-1 Type 2 (Consolidated) reports for 2016–2020 to all entities that may be subject to the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The deadline for contractors appearing
OFCCP Proposes Two-Step Complaint Intake Process
On January 18, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a notice proposing to modify its complaint process by adding a pre-complaint step whereby a complainant would be able to lay out basic allegations to allow OFCCP to make an initial assessment on whether the complaint would
UPDATE: OFCCP Extends Deadline for Contractors to Confirm Objection to Disclosure of EEO-1 Data
As an update to our report last week, OFCCP has announced an extension of the deadline for contractors to confirm their desire to have their EEO-1 data withheld from production in response to the pending Center for Investigative Reporting FOIA request.
In a statement posted on the FOIA objection
OFCCP PUBLISHES LIST OF CONTRACTORS WHOSE EEO-1 REPORTS WILL BE RELEASED AND OFFERS ONE LAST CHANCE TO OBJECT
On August 19, OFCCP published a Notice in the Federal Register alerting federal contractors that it received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) seeking all federal prime contractors’ and first-tier subcontractors’ EEO-1 Type 2 Consolidated Reports for the period 2016-2020. On February 2, 2023, OFCCP released a list of contractors whose EEO-1 reports will be released unless they submit written objections no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on February 7, 2023.
Breaking News: OFCCP Posts List of Contractors Whose EEO-1 Data Will Be Released on February 8, 2023
In an attempt to give contractors a final opportunity to object to release of their EEO-1 data, OFCCP has posted a list of contractors for whom the Agency will release the reports in response to the FOIA request filed by the Center for Investigative Reporting.
OFCCP’s e-mail message states: