The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) had a record-setting fiscal year (FY) 2019. During FY 2019, the OFCCP obtained a record $40,569,816 in monetary settlements for affected class members, more than $16 million more than the next highest year in FY 2017. In fact, the [...]
On September 11, 2019 the OFCCP held a webinar to provide information about their new Section 503 Focused Reviews. In August of 2018, the OFCCP issued the Directive announcing these new Focused Reviews. In March 2019, the OFCCP notified 500 contractors they will be scheduled for the Section 503 Focused Review through their Corporate Scheduling [...]
On August 7th, the OFCCP and Veteran’s Employment and Training Service (VETS) hosted a Town Hall aiming to expand outreach to the veteran community and discuss compliance matters specifically relating to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act (VEVRAA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). During the Town Hall, OFCCP Director Craig Leen [...]
The OFCCP published new Compliance Assistance Guides to ensure that federal contractors “have assistance tools to understand and comply with the law.” The new compliance assistance resources include OFCCP At A Glance to provide an overview of the work the agency does, guidelines on What Federal Contractors Can Expect interacting with the OFCCP, a Posting [...]
The OFCCP launched their new Contractor Assistance Portal on August 9th to “improve compliance assistance and increase transparency for contractors and stakeholders.” Through this portal, contractors can ask questions, search FAQs, access compliance assistance materials, and join live group chats or discussions hosted by the OFCCP.