First OFCCP Monetary Conciliation of FY 2022: $1.175 Million in Backpay

Are you overlooking the hidden costs of compliance missteps in your government contracts?   As the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) first monetary conciliation agreement of Fiscal Year 2022 illustrates, federal contractors can pay a hefty price for failing to meet their equal hiring and compensation obligations.   Here’s what you need to…
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October is Disability Awareness Month: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

In celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Department of Labor has declared this year’s theme: “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”   “Our national recovery from the pandemic cannot be completed without the inclusion of all Americans, in particular people with disabilities,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “Their contributions have historically been vital…
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What the Olympics Teach Us About Diversity, Inclusion and Bias

“Unity in Diversity”—one of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games’ three core themes. The unifying power of the Games, bringing athletes from around the world together to example the virtues of peace, solidarity, and excellence is indescribable. Still, Tokyo’s proclamation of “Unity in Diversity” falls flat in light of the many disparities that still plague participants…
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OFCCP Director Highlights Universities’ Equal Pay Missteps

Federal contracts are lucrative but come with their share of burdensome compliance obligations. Among others, these include equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements that are enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Universities and colleges that provide contract services, like research, for the federal government are no exception to these requirements….
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OFCCP to Require AAP Reporting: What Federal Contractors Need to Know

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently indicated that it will soon launch a secure web-based interface designed to facilitate the communication of Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) data between Federal Contractors and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  As a result, Federal contractors can soon expect to be required to regularly report on their…
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