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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The Equal Pay Act at 58 Years

June 10th marked the 58th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, which made it illegal for employers to pay women less than men for substantially equal work. Still, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently remarked in commemorating the anniversary, although the nation has made progress, “equal pay is not yet a reality.”  Indeed, women in…
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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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