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New OFCCP FAQ on Counting Gender For Applicants and Employees

The OFCCP has a new FAQ with guidance for counting applicants and employees who identify as a gender other than male or female: Question: How should contractors handle counting employees and/or applicants who identify as a gender other than male or female such as Gender X as is recognized in California? Answer: Those contractors that [...]

OFCCP Focused Reviews Return

The OFCCP has announced with a new directive that they will bring back the “focused review” as an audit option.  In a focused review, the contractor will be audited in one of three possible areas: Executive Order 11246, Section 503, or VEVRAA. Not all components of the affirmative action compliance would be evaluated. The idea [...]

President Trump Repeals “Blacklisting Rule”

On March 27, 2017, President Trump repealed Executive Order 13673 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, also known as the “blacklisting rule.”  We previously posted a blog about this rule back in August 2016 when it was signed by President Obama.  This rule was controversial because it would have required federal contractors to disclose information related [...]

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

On August 25, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) published the final rule implementing Executive Order 13673 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in the Federal Register. Although the final rule officially takes effect October 25, 2016, full implementation will be phased-in as detailed below.   Contractor Disclosures:  Phased-In [...]