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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OFCCP Settlements Zero In on Equal Pay and Hiring

A spate of recent conciliation agreements released by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) shows that the agency is making good on its promise to enforce equal pay and hiring rules. Equal pay has been a stated focus of the agency even before the Biden administration, which has promised to keep equal pay…
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OFCCP to Launch New Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface

The Office of Management and Budget recently gave the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) the green light to roll out its new Affirmative Action Verification Interface (AAP-VI).  The new AAP-VI system portal, although not yet active on OFCCP’s website, will provide a secure web-based interface for federal contractors to submit their affirmative action…
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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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