On August 27, 2013, Vice President Joe Biden, while addressing The American Legion National Convention in Houston, TX, announced the revisions to the regulations implementing both the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) expects the final rules to be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks.
On August 23, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released the revised Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM) which provides guidance for Compliance Officers and federal contractors. The revised FCCM does not create any new laws or new requirements for federal contractors, nor does it change any existing laws or requirements.
On August 5, 2013 an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from the US Department of Labor (DOL) ruled against the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in a case regarding hiring discrimination against “non-Asians” at VF Jeanswear Limited.