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  • by Bill Osterndorf - July 17, 2012
    As a part of the data collection and record-keeping requirements under the federal government's affirmative action regulations, federal contractors and subcontractors are obligated to collect race/ethnicity and gender information from applicants. Contractors are also required to survey employees for race/ethnicity and gender information as well as veteran and disability status. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federa...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - May 22, 2012
    In the last few years, there have been dramatic changes to the focus points at the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). While for many years, OFCCP had little interest in issues concerning veterans and persons with disabilities, these groups are now at the forefront of OFCCP's efforts. We know this is true in part because of the proposed regulations regarding veterans that were...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - April 16, 2012
    Using Applicant Reports to Help Your Company During an OFCCP Review Part 2 of 2 In part 1 of this series, we noted that 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) continues to closely examine the hiring of federal contractors and subcontractors to determine whether there is any...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - April 10, 2012
    The Storm Arrives At HR Analytical Services, we have been predicting major changes in the way that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) would approach affirmative action compliance reviews. We are now seeing evidence of those changes. Among the recent requests that have been made of companies during OFCCP reviews are the following: • Multiple companies have been asked...
  • 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...