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 Announces AAP-VI Certification Timeline

On August 31, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget gave the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) the green light to roll out its new Affirmative Action Verification Interface (AAP-VI).  Now, OFCCP has released its timeline for federal contractors and subcontractors to certify their AAPs through its new AAP-VI system portal.   The…
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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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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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