Proposed Revisions of the EEO-1 Report

On Friday January 29, 2016, President Obama and the EEOC announced proposed changes to the EEO-1 Report to include compensation data. The announcements were made on the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The proposal was published in today’s Federal Register, at:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-02-01/pdf/2016-01544.pdf.

Final Rule on Pay Transparency

On September 11, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published the final rule on pay transparency in the Federal Register, revising the regulations found at 41 CFR 60-1. The final rule takes effect on January 11, 2016, 120 days from publication.

OFCCP Posts New FAQs on the Protected Veteran Infographic

On December 9, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) posted two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) clarifying the definition and interpretation of “Protected Veteran” and specifically the category of “Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran” as defined in VEVRAA.

OFCCP Settles with G&K Services Inc. for $1.8 Million

On November 18, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a settlement with nine locations of G&K Services, Inc. located throughout the country. The settlement resolves allegations of systemic hiring and pay discrimination, which includes a payment of $1,813,555 to a class of 444 female employees and 2,327 male, 111 Caucasian, and 456 African American applicants.

OFCCP Develops Reasonable Accommodation Pocket Card

On October 19, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new Reasonable Accommodation Pocket Card. The card uses easy to understand language and answers four common questions about requesting a reasonable accommodation.

OFCCP Posts Video Encouraging Disability Self-Identification

On October 13, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a video encouraging individuals with disabilities to self-identify, in conjunction with Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration. The OFCCP states on the page for the video that, “as part of its ongoing efforts to support greater self-identification by individuals with disabilities, [the OFCCP] created this video to explain why voluntary self-identification is a good thing.”

OFCCP Settles with Fastenal Company for $1.25M

On October 8, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a settlement with Fastenal Company to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination, which includes a payment of $1,253,611 to a class of 7,398 African Americans and 1,055 women. The OFCCP is alleging that Fastenal discriminated against 171 general warehouse job applicants at distribution facilities in Indianapolis and Atlanta.

OFCCP Posts New Class Member Locator

On September 25, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) launched the Class Member Locator. OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu announced the Class member Locator at the OFCCP’s 50th Anniversary event at the Department of Labor headquarters.

OFCCP Posts Infographic on Jurisdictional Thresholds

On September 18, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a new infographic titled Jurisdictional Thresholds. The announcement email states it is, “aimed at assisting employers, employees, and other interested parties easily determine when OFCCP’s Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503), and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act regulations apply to companies doing business with the federal government.”