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  • by Bill Osterndorf - August 21, 2015
    Untitled Document The fall of every year brings the obligation for federal contractors and subcontractors to file annual reports with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS). While this has become something of an annual ritual, organizations that may be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Progra...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - June 19, 2015
    It’s never a happy day when your company receives a letter from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) informing you that your company will be undergoing an affirmative action compliance review. However, there are some common mistakes that companies make at the start of a compliance review that can have major implications for how the review will close. We’re going to use this ar...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - April 17, 2015
    This article is a companion to an article in the March 2015 edition of The OFCCP Digest. As we noted there, on October 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a new version of the scheduling letter and itemized listing that the agency sends to organizations at the start of an affirmative action compliance review. The previous version of the itemized listing aske...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - March 19, 2015
    When the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) begins an affirmative action compliance review, it sends the organization subject to the review a letter that requests various types of information. This letter is referred to as a “scheduling letter.” The scheduling letter includes an itemized listing of specific information that OFCCP expects will be included when information is subm...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - February 27, 2015
    Several years ago, I wrote an article for The OFCCP Digest entitled “What Does OFCCP Want?” The central premise of that article was that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has certain defined expectations for federal contractors and subcontractors. With all the additional changes that have occurred involving OFCCP over the last few years, this appears to be a good time to...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - November 20, 2014
    Earlier in the year, I wrote an article for The OFCCP Digest about the requirements that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has regarding the surveying of applicants and employees for demographic information. Since that time, the Department of Labor has released additional information that affects the surveying that is required of federal contractors and subcontractors. In l...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - August 21, 2014
    The 2014 National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference was held in Washington, D.C. during the first week of August. At the conference, much of the focus was on recent initiatives by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) concerning veterans, individuals with disabilities, and compensation. OFCCP released revised regulations for veterans and individuals with disabilities dur...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - July 29, 2014
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is a busy place. The agency has announced a multitude of priorities that affect federal contractors and subcontractors. Among these priorities are the following: Issues concerning veterans Issues concerning individuals with disabilities Compensation Use of criminal records in the selection process There were new regulations or directi...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - May 29, 2014
    As we approach the summer months, companies are continuing to implement the revised regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in regard to protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. By now, federal contractors and subcontractors should have implemented the items that were to have been in place by March 24, 2014. There are various other requirement...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - March 27, 2014
    The revised regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in regard to protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are now in effect. Companies were required to implement some of the items in these revised regulations by March 24, 2014. There are other requirements in the revised regulations that must be implemented when companies next update their affirm...