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OFCCP POSTS TEXT OF THEIR SEPTEMBER 13 TWITTER CHAT ON NEW DISABILITY AND VETERANS REGULATIONS

September 19th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) held a Twitter chat on September 13 to discuss its new regulations updating the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. OFCCP has posted the text of this Twitter chat on its website. A link to the transcript of the chat is here.

Categories: Affirmative Action

OFCCP POSTS SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON CHARTS FOR FINAL RULES ON SECTION 503 AND VEVRAA

September 19th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the release of its final rules on individuals with disabilities and veterans in late August. One rule updates requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the other updates those under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

OFCCP has now posted side-by-side comparison charts to help the public better understand these final rules. The charts highlight the changes between the current regulations and the new final rules.  A link to the VEVRAA chart is here; and a link to the Section 503 chart is here.

Categories: Affirmative Action

OFCCP POSTS WEBINAR POWERPOINT RELATED TO ITS NEW FCCM

September 19th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) held a webinar on August 27, 2013 to review the newly released Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM). A link to the PowerPoint from OFCCP’s webinar is here.

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OFCCP ANNOUNCES FINAL RULES ON DISABILITY AND VETERANS

September 19th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the release of its long-awaited final rules on individuals with disabilities and veterans. One rule updates requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; the other updates those under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Links to OFCCP’s final rules are here and here. Also see:  “U.S. Labor Department Announces Final Rules to Improve Employment of Veterans, People With Disabilities,” OFCCP News Release, 8/27/13.

Categories: Affirmative Action

OFCCP RELEASES LONG-AWAITED COMPLIANCE MANUAL

September 19th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its long-awaited updated compliance manual. According to OFCCP’s announcement, the Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM) provides new and experienced compliance officers the procedural framework for executing compliance evaluations and complaint investigations. OFCCP also indicates the FCCM will provide procedural and technical guidance on compliance issues based on current agency procedures and processes and will improve consistency across the agency’s regional and field offices. More details are contained in OFCCP’s announcement. A link to OFCCP’s announcement and FCCM is here.

Categories: Affirmative Action

Lilly Ledbetter to Speak at EEOC Training Event

July 11th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that Lilly Ledbetter will headline an upcoming EEO related training event.  The announcement is posted on the EEOC website at www.eeoc.gov.

Categories: Affirmative Action

Senate HELP Committee Advances ENDA

July 11th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has advanced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.  A link to a statement from the chair of the Senate HELP committee is at:  Harkin Statement on HELP Committee Passage of Bipartisan, Fully-Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” Senate HELP Committee News Release, 7/10/13

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When Will OFCCP Release its Final Regulations Regarding Individuals With Disabilities and Veterans?

July 11th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

OFCCP recently released its Spring Regulatory Agenda, which sets out its anticipated release of regulatory actions.  Federal contractors are closely watching to determine when OFCCP will release its final regulations impacting individuals with disabilities and veterans.  A link to OFCCP’s regulatory agenda is here.

Categories: Affirmative Action

OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu Speaks at National Employment Lawyers Association

July 11th, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu spoke recently at the National Employment Lawyers Association.  Here is a link to her remarks, which are posted on the OFCCP website.

“National Employment Lawyers Association, 2013 Annual Convention: The Summit For Workers,” OFCCP News Release, 6/27/13.

Categories: Affirmative Action

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Moves Out on Pay Discrimination Enforcement

April 2nd, 2013 Patricia Schaeffer Comments off

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has rescinded restrictions on investigating pay discrimination and has announced new guidance for employers and other interested stakeholders. According to OFCCP, they are taking this action to protect workers and strengthen OFCCP’s ability to identify and remedy different forms of pay discrimination.  OFCCP has posted several resources on its website covering these changes.

Categories: Affirmative Action