On October 21, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance released a Request for Information (RFI) relating to federal contractor and subcontractor training, and the recently issued Executive Order 13950. That order, among other things, instructs government contracting agencies to add p
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As directed in the recent controversial Executive Order (EO) 13950– Combatting Race and Gender Stereotyping, OFCCP is publishing in the Federal Register a request for information (RFI) seeking to collect information regarding training materials that may contain “divisive concepts” or promote sex and race stereotyping or scapegoating. The Agency also
On October 7, 2020, the U.S.
As promised, OFCCP has released a handful of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing the President’s Executive Order Combating Race and Gender Stereotyping (Executive Order 13950).
While limited in nature, the FAQs confirm what OFCCP has been expressing regarding the executive order, including the fact that the Order does not outright
As instructed by last week’s Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping Executive Order, OFCCP has set up a hotline to receive complaints of unlawful stereotyping. The executive order directs OFCCP to
establish a hotline and investigate complaints received under both this order as well as Executive Order 11246. . . .
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that 2,250 supply and service contractor establishments would be scheduled for compliance reviews. OFCCP has identified 1,000 of these reviews as promotions and accommodations focused reviews (i.e., 500 promotions focused reviews and 500 accommodations focused reviews).
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