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The portal to file annual VETS-4212 reports is now open.  The filing period started on August 1st, 2018 and ends on September 30th, 2018.  Companies with federal contracts of $150,000 or more are required to file the VETS-4212 report.   Contractors will need to choose a pay period ending date that is between July 1st and August 31st.  This date will be used to create a workforce snapshot and an end period for the compilation of...

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Town Hall Action Plan


Posted By on May 9, 2018

Last September, the OFCCP conducted a number of Town Hall Meetings where participants provided feedback and insight on compliance assistance and contractor engagement related issues.  The agency identified three focus areas around training, communication, and trust.  From these focus areas, the OFCCP developed three initiatives:   Review and enhance contractor compliance assistance materials. Assess and improve the quality of...

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The Department of Labor & OFCCP updated the annual national hiring benchmark for protected veterans to 6.4 percent from 6.7 percent.  VEVRAA regulations require federal contractors to establish a hiring benchmark for protected veterans in order to assess the effectiveness of their outreach and recruitment efforts.  The regulations allows contractors to either calculate a benchmark using OFCCP’s guidelines or adopt the national...

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has sent a new round of pre-audit letters to 1,000 individual locations and facilities of federal contractors and subcontractors. This letter puts contractors on notice that their locations can anticipate an Audit Letter in the future. These were all sent to the facility directly, rather than to any corporate headquarters.   Please note that...

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Recent Change at The OFCCP


Posted By on Jan 25, 2018

Ondray T. Harris is the new Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Director.  Prior to his appointment, Mr. Harris served as a senior advisor at the Department of Labor in the Employment Training Administration.  His experience includes a number of legal consultant and advisory roles.  Under President George W. Bush, he served as the Director of the Community Relations Service at the Department of Justice (DOJ).  His...

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Meet Your New OFCCP Director…


Posted By on Nov 15, 2017

Craig Leen has been appointed as the new OFCCP Director. He replaces interim Director, Tom Dowd, who has been in the role since Patricia Shiu resigned in November of 2016. Mr. Leen has a legal background serving as the City Attorney and Chief Legal Officer for the City of Coral Gables since 2011. He received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 2000 and also serves as a volunteer adjunct professor for the University of Miami...

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