On August 24, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $2.8 million settlement with Target Corporation.
On August 24, 2015, the 2015 filing period for the EEO-1 Report opened. The report is due September 30, 2015. The 2014 EEO-1 Report was open for filing in July 2014, allowing employers over two full months to gather and input the data. Companies have just over one month this year, however, they may request a one-time 30 day extension, which moves the due date to October 30, 2015.
On August 17, 2015, many contractors received an email from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with a link to a customer experience survey. The limited information on the OFCCP website states that the survey was sent to contractors that have undergone compliance evaluations in the last four years. Contactors are not required to complete the survey.
On August 14, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published an infographic aimed at assisting veterans with determining whether they are covered by VEVRAA.
On August 12, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a $234,895 settlement with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, which maintains the Savannah River site, a nuclear reservation built in the 1950s. It is the only source for new tritium gas for the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile and the corporate laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s environmental management work, which includes nuclear material disposition, waste management and environmental cleanup. Since 2009, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has received almost $4 billion in federal contracts.
On August 12, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) posted a checklist developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
On August 4, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FARC) both published in the Federal Register that the deadline for the comment period on the proposed guidance on implementing Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, also referred to as the “Blacklisting” Executive Order would be extended again from August 11, 2015 to August 26, 2015.
On August 3, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new outreach and education poster. The email announcement states that it was developed based on feedback received during stakeholder listening sessions.