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  • by Bill Osterndorf - February 27, 2014
    Federal contractors and subcontractors continue to prepare to implement the revised regulations regarding protected veterans and individuals with disabilities that were issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). There are certain provisions in these revised regulations that must be implemented by March 24, 2014. I discussed these provisions in my January 2014 article for...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - January 30, 2014
    Federal contractors and subcontractors across the United States are preparing to implement 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. These revised regulations were issued on September 24, 2013. Some of the requirements in these revised regulations must be implemented by March 24, 2014...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - October 18, 2013
    2013 has been a very busy year for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). With the release of revised regulations regarding veterans and persons with disabilities in September and the agency's changing procedures for investigating potential compensation disparities, federal contractors and subcontractors are spending much of their time focusing on these areas. Even with these...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - August 16, 2013
    How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review Part 2 - Specific Priority Areas Several articles in the August 2013 edition of The OFCCP Digest will discuss what was learned from the recent National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference that was held in July in Indianapolis. While the conference was useful and interesting, it had very little effect on the basic premise of this two-part series of arti...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - July 15, 2013
    How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review Part 1 - Understanding How OFCCP’s Focus Areas Affect Setting Priorities This article is the first of a two-part series. In this article, we’ll provide some general information on how to set priorities in preparation for an OFCCP review. In the follow-up article, we’ll discuss a number of specific items that should be priorities for all federal contractors...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - May 17, 2013
    The vendors that provide applicant tracking systems routinely suggest that their systems are “OFCCP compliant.” Yet, federal contractors and subcontractors are frequently cited for record-keeping issues associated with applicant data. How can companies ensure that their applicant tracking systems will help them successfully navigate through an OFCCP review? As a starting point, it is important to note that no applican...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - April 26, 2013
    Much has been written about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the last few years. OFCCP has a number of significant new initiatives, most notably its recent directive regarding the evaluation of compensation data that federal contractors and subcontractors will be asked to provide during compliance reviews. OFCCP has also gone through a number of changes to the manner...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - February 21, 2013
    Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP Part 2 - Understanding Special Situations In the first part of this two-part series, we discussed the fact that the applicant data that is provided to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a critical piece of information in any affirmative action compliance review. We discovered that OFCCP’s Internet Applicant...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - January 24, 2013
    Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP Part 1 - The Rule Regarding Applicant Data Most of the recent discussion about affirmative action compliance reviews by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) tends to focus on two areas: (1) OFCCP's investigation of possible compensation discrimination by federal contractors and subcontractors, and (2) issues concer...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - October 24, 2012
    Your company has received that dreaded letter from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) indicating that your company has been scheduled for an affirmative action compliance review. After the initial panic has subsided, it is time to consider what you will send to OFCCP in order to comply with the requests in the scheduling letter and itemized listing you've received. While...