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1803, 2019

EEOC Announcement on 2018 EEO-1

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: NILG News|

THE 2018 EEO-1 SURVEY IS OPEN The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, is required to be filed with the EEOC Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics' Employer Data Team.  Reports must be submitted and certified by Friday, May 31, 2019 NOTE: YOUR 2017 PASSWORD WILL NOT WORK FOR THE 2018 EEO-1 SURVEY.   THE TEMPORARY PASSWORD PROVIDED IN THE NOTIFICATION LETTER YOU RECEIVE MUST BE CHANGED IMMEDIATELY UPON ACCESSING [...]

1302, 2019

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEVELOPS VOLUNTARY ENTERPRISE-WIDE REVIEW PROGRAM FOR TOP-PERFORMING CONTRACTORS

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: NILG News|

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced today the release of a new policy directive to establish a voluntary compliance program for high-performing federal contractors. The Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program (VERP) provides contractors with an alternative to OFCCP's establishment-based compliance evaluations with a focus on recognizing contractors that demonstrate comprehensive corporate-wide compliance and model diversity and inclusion programs. "The Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program [...]

112, 2018

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S OFFICE OF FEDERAL CONTRACT COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS ANNOUNCES NEW POLICIES

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced three directives aimed at establishing an opinion letter process and enhancing OFCCP’s Help Desk, establishing a process to resolve compliance evaluations at the earliest stage possible with corporate-wide compliance, and clarifying the Agency’s compliance review procedures. These three directives reinforce OFCCP’s commitment to fulfilling its enforcement mission with more accountability and efficiency, as [...]

3110, 2018

Hurricane Recovery National Interest Exemptions

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

Hurricane Michael National Interest Exemption Due to the devastation of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a temporary exemption from certain federal contracting requirements. For a period of three months, from October 11, 2018 – January 11, 2019, subject to possible extension, new Federal contracts to provide Hurricane Michael relief efforts will be exempt from having to develop written [...]

1910, 2018

The Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity Award Proposal is Open for Public Comment

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

OFCCP and the Women’s Bureau are joining efforts to recognize contractor best practices in comprehensive equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination programs. The proposed Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity Award (LEAD) will recognize supply and service contractors that go above and beyond in creating and implementing programs of inclusion and fair treatment in the workplace, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, or [...]

1710, 2018

Have you heard about the HIRE Vets Medallion Program?

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

As a valued OFCCP subscriber, we want to provide you with important information about the U.S. Department of Labor's new HIRE Vets Medallion Award. Created by legislation signed by President Trump in 2017, the HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal veterans’ employment award that recognizes small, medium, and large employers' commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Want to learn more about the award? Visit HireVets.gov to learn if your [...]

1909, 2018

OFCCP Ombud Service

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

Effective Date: September 19, 2018 SUBJECT: OFCCP Ombud Service PURPOSE: To announce planned implementation of an Ombud Service in the national office to facilitate the fair and equitable resolution of specific types of concerns raised by OFCCP external stakeholders in coordination with regional and district offices. REFERENCES: Government Accountability Office, Strengthening Oversight Could Improve Federal Contractor Nondiscrimination Compliance, GAO–16–750, Sept. 22, 2016 at https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-750 (last accessed July 18, 2018). OFCCP Town Hall Action Plan at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/townhalls/PlanOfAction_TownHall.html (last [...]

1909, 2018

Transparency in OFCCP Compliance Activities

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

Effective Date: September 19, 2018 SUBJECT: Transparency in OFCCP Compliance Activities PURPOSE: To ensure transparency in all stages of OFCCP compliance activities to help contractors comply with their obligations and know what to expect during a compliance evaluation, and to protect workers from discrimination through the consistent enforcement of OFCCP legal authorities. REFERENCES: Executive Order 11246 of Sept. 24, 1965, Equal Employment Opportunity, as amended (EO 11246). Section 503 of the [...]

2408, 2018

Affirmative Action Program Verification Initiative

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

Effective Date: August 24 , 2018 SUBJECT: Affirmative Action Program Verification Initiative PURPOSE: To implement a verification process with the objective of ensuring that all covered federal contractors are meeting the most basic equal employment opportunity (EEO) regulatory requirement, namely, the preparation of a written affirmative action program (AAP) and annual updates to that program This will help American workers by ensuring that all covered federal contractors have AAPs, which will [...]

2408, 2018

Contractor Recognition Program

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

Effective Date: August 24 , 2018 SUBJECT: Contractor Recognition Program PURPOSE: To recognize contractors with high-quality and high-performing compliance programs and initiatives. These programs should have a record of accomplishment related to nondiscrimination and providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunity under the laws enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). To highlight specific contractor programs and initiatives that are innovative, have achieved demonstrable results, and that [...]

2408, 2018

Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

Effective Date: August 24 , 2018 SUBJECT: Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation PURPOSE: To outline standard procedures for reviewing contractor compensation practices during a compliance evaluation and emphasize OFCCP’s priority of eliminating pay discrimination through enforcement by OFCCP and compliance by contractors through proactive self-auditing. REFERENCE: DIR 2013-03, Procedures for Reviewing Contractor Compensation Systems and Practices (referred to as Directive 307), Feb. 28, 2013. Federal Contract Compliance Manual [...]

1008, 2018

Focused reviews of contractor compliance with Executive Order 11246 (E.O.), as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), as amended; and Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended.

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

Effective Date: August 10, 2018 SUBJECT: Focused reviews of contractor compliance with Executive Order 11246 (E.O.), as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), as amended; and Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended. PURPOSE: To direct that a portion of future scheduling lists include focused reviews as to each of the three authorities that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs enforces [...]

1805, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Extends 2014 TRICARE Enforcement Moratorium

By |May 18th, 2018|Categories: NILG News|

WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today issued a two-year extension of its enforcement moratorium relating to the affirmative obligations of TRICARE providers. This moratorium has been in effect for four years, and will now expire on May 7, 2021; it will also now apply to Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program providers. “By providing greater regulatory certainty to TRICARE providers and Veterans [...]

1603, 2016

Craig Leen to take Ondray Harris’s place at 2018 ILG National Conference

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: NILG News|

Ondray Harris will not attend the 2018 Conference You may have heard from recent news reports that Ondray Harris, Director of OFCCP, is leaving the agency. While the agency has not officially confirmed Director Harris' departure, we were informed that he will not attend the Conference. In his stead, Craig Leen, Deputy Director, will give the OFCCP keynote address at the 2018 ILG National Conference and otherwise fill in [...]

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