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Directive 2018 – 07


Posted By on Dec 10, 2018

OFCCP has recently published several new Directives with important information for employers who are federal contractors and subcontractors. One of these, Directive 2018-07, is focused on employers who are either late with yearly AAP update(s), or who fail to prepare them at all. According to this directive, OFCCP will no longer grant extensions for data submission to employers who receive audit notices. This will have significant...

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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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