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  • by Bill Osterndorf - March 15, 2012
    Using Applicant Reports to Help Your Company During an OFCCP Review Part 1 of 2 It's a different world out there for companies going through OFCCP reviews. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is in a much changed mode from its approach of several years ago. OFCCP is now heavily focused on issues concerning veterans and persons with disabilities...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - January 18, 2012
    As members of the military services return from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the federal government has shown a great interest in ensuring that these individuals have opportunities to find employment in the private sector. Various federal agencies, including the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), have new initiatives that are meant to aide veterans in finding employment. Wh...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - December 15, 2011
    On Friday, December 9, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released proposed revisions to the affirmative action regulations regarding individuals with disabilities. These proposed revisions represent a foundational change in the formal expectations that OFCCP has regarding the efforts federal contractors and subcontractors make on behalf of individuals with disabilities....
  • by Bill Osterndorf - December 15, 2011
    This continues to be a busy time at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). As 2011 ends, here are some of the current items involving OFCCP and related agencies. Deadline for VETS-100/VETS-100A Report is December 30, 2011; All Covered Companies MUST File by This DateIf your company is a federal contractor or subcontractor, the period to file your VETS-100 and/or VETS-100A report...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - November 11, 2011
    The Importance of Meaningful Applicant Dispositions Don’t let this happen to you: a federal contractor goes into an affirmative action review with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP has questions concerning the percentage of male and female applicants who are hired, and requests a copy of the company’s applicant log. The applicant log shows that most applicant...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - October 18, 2011
    OFCCP Focuses on Veterans and Persons with DisabilitiesDuring the last two years, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has given extensive attention to issues concerning veterans and persons with disabilities. This was a major change for the agency, as OFCCP had spent the prior ten or fifteen years focusing on issues concerning minorities and women. During recent affirmative action co...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - October 18, 2011
    OFCCP Produces Final Version of Revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized ListingWhen a federal contractor is formally selected for an affirmative action compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), OFCCP notifies the contractor through a Scheduling Letter that is sent to the facility that will be evaluated. The Scheduling Letter includes an Itemized Listing that req...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - July 6, 2011
    There are an extensive number of OFCCP-related items that we’d like to tell you about. Several of these items relate to topics we’ve discussed in previous editions of the AA Resource. Deadline Extended for Comments on Proposed Changes to Veterans Regulations OFCCP issued an extensive proposal regarding changes to its regulations for veterans. The deadline period to provide comments on these changes has been extended un...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - June 28, 2011
    When a federal contractor is formally selected for a compliance review, the OFCCP notifies the contractor by sending what is referred to as a Scheduling Letter directly to the facility that will be evaluated. The Scheduling Letter includes an Itemized Listing that requests various statistical reports and other pieces of information. Contractors are required to submit all of the data requested in the Itemized Listing to the O...