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  • Adverse Impact Analysis: Aggregation of Races
    by Dan Kuang, Marife Ramos - July 14, 2017
    In August 2013, Adverse Impact (AI) analysis received one of the most important judicial clarifications rendered since its formal Supreme Court codification in 1971. Administrative Law Judge Kenneth A. Krantz ruled in favor of VF Jeanswear (VF) and denied OFCCP’s request for summary judgment against VF. In his decision, Judge Krantz formally clarified and articulated a judicial position on methods of grouping races for AI...
  • Best Practices for Developing Written Accommodation Procedures
    by Linda C. Batiste - July 14, 2017
    Providing effective accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities can benefit federal contractors in many ways. First, there is compliance with legal requirements; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act requires federal contractors to provide reasonable accommodations. Then there are the business reasons; providing accommodations produces low cost, high impact benefits such as retention of valued employees,...
  • I’m All About That Tech
    by Carla Irwin - July 14, 2017
    Like I said, I am all about technology. It is essential to make your systems work for you instead of fighting to gather and analyze employee data. However, making the move to an HR system for the first time or moving systems isn’t without its issues; therefore, here are a few affirmative action compliance items to keep in mind: recordkeeping requirements, viewing and access to data, what to do with the originals, accessi...
  • Pay Equity: Old-School or Cutting Edge?
    by Cheryl L. Behymer - July 14, 2017
    The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963. That same year, the Beatles wanted to hold your hand, President Kennedy was assassinated, and women were earning 59 to 64 cents for every dollar earned by men working the same jobs. Over 50 years later, the gender pay gap still exists. Although there has been progress, women today still only earn about 79 to 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. For women of color, the pay gap is...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 7
    by Local JobNetwork™ - July 14, 2017
    Adverse Impact Analysis: Aggregation of Races Topic: AAP In August 2013, Adverse Impact (AI) analysis received one of the most important judicial clarifications rendered since its formal Supreme Court codification in 1971. Administrative Law Judge Kenneth A. Krantz ruled in favor of VF Jeanswear (VF) and denied OFCCP’s...more...
  • Update on Website Accessibility
    by Dara L. DeHaven - July 14, 2017
    Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), 29 USC § 793, prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires these employers to take affirmative action, including making reasonable accommodations, to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals. Similarly, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, as a...
  • Proposed EEOC/OFCCP Merger has Opposition from Many Civil Rights Organizations
    by James J. Plunkett - June 16, 2017
    In late May, the Trump administration released its detailed FY2018 budget, which proposes a $2 billion (20%) cut to the funding for the Department of Labor (DOL). While these initial forays into the federal government budgetary process are often described as “dead on arrival,” presidents’ budget proposals can provide a glimpse into administrations’ policy priorities, and in that way, often act as the “opening bid” in the...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 6
    by Local JobNetwork™ - June 16, 2017
    Trump Administration Proposes Merger of EEOC and OFCCP as Part of 2018 Budget Topic: OFCCP When the Trump administration released its proposed budget for the upcoming federal fiscal year, the budget contained a proposal for a major change involving two of the nation’s most prominent civil rights agencies, the Equal Employment Oppo...
  • Tools for Your Toolbox – Managing the Confidential Information in the Lockbox
    by Lisa Kaiser - June 16, 2017
    One of the most concerning challenges faced by human resource professionals today is balancing confidential employee data with the ever-growing requirements subject to Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforcement. This struggle grew more cloudy with the enactment of the additional obligations of companies to solicit disability information from individuals applying for jobs, additional data required by t...
  • Trump Administration Proposes Merger of EEOC and OFCCP as Part of 2018 Budget
    by Bill Osterndorf - June 16, 2017
    When the Trump administration released its proposed budget for the upcoming federal fiscal year, the budget contained a proposal for a major change involving two of the nation’s most prominent civil rights agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Regardless of whether and when this change will occur, the proposal...