As part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) continued focus on the construction industry amid the Biden administration’s infrastructure push, the agency is honing in on major construction projects funded by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
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OFCCP Requires Federal Contractors to Implement Revised Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form by July 25, 2023
On April 25, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) revised Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305).
Employers Have Until July 25, 2023 to Implement New OFCCP Disability Self-Identification Form
On April 25, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget approved the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) updated form prospective and current employees must use to voluntarily self-identify as an individual with a disability. The form is applicable to federal contractors and subcontractors subject to Section 503
OFCCP Releases Revised Disability Self-ID Form
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has released a revised the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305).
This form updates the preferred language for disabilities and expands the list of examples of disabilities.
Contractors have until July 25, 2023 to begin using the new form.
Revised Proposed OFCCP Supply & Service Scheduling Letter Published
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been working to revise the scheduling letter and itemized listing it uses to initiate compliance reviews of supply and service federal contractors and subcontractors. After considering public comments, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a new version of
OFCCP Issues Updated Scheduling Letter: Contractor Concerns Go Unaddressed
On April 18, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued an updated scheduling letter.
OFCCP Updates Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act Hiring Benchmark
OFCCP has once again updated the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark. Effective March 31, 2023, the new veteran hiring benchmark (the percentage of total hires who are protected veterans that the contractor seeks to hire in the following AAP year) is 5.4%. This is a 0.1%
Jenny Yang Stepping Down as OFCCP Director
By Nicholas Santucci
Jenny Yang announced earlier today in a letter to OFCCP stakeholders that she will step down from her position as Director of the OFCCP, effective March 31, 2023. Director Yang will begin a new position as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Racial Justice and Equity
OFCCP Announces a New Certification Cycle
In December 2021, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) implemented a new requirement that all covered federal contractors and subcontractors annually certify that they have current affirmative action plans in place for each of their establishments or functional units as applicable. The Process for Certification, which was
It’s That Time Again: OFCCP Certification Portal Opens March 31, 2023
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.
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.