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12 Feb, 2020

OFCCP Updates the Construction Contractor Technical Assistance Guide

2020-02-08T13:36:34-06:00February 12th, 2020|Affirmative Action Plan, Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

The OFCCP recently updated the Construction Contractor Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) to help federal construction contractors better comply with their Affirmative Action obligations and reporting obligations. Below we review some of the key information provided in the TAG. Executive Order 11246 Under Executive Order 11246, contractors must “take affirmative action” through postings, notices and taglines in job postings.  Contractors also have significant record retention obligations and the TAG explains what [...]

8 Oct, 2014

More Regulations for Federal Contractors

2018-04-23T23:55:13-05:00October 8th, 2014|Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been busy. In the last several weeks, the OFCCP has proposed regulations that will require contractors and subcontractors to provide summary compensation data and another rule prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Equal Pay Report The OFCCP has proposed [...]

14 Apr, 2014

The OFCCP’s Rules are Now Final—Are You Ready?

2018-04-23T23:55:14-05:00April 14th, 2014|Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

If you are doing work on Stratcom in Omaha, or any federal project, you are obligated to comply with the new Office of Federal Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) final rules, effective March 27, 2014. Under these new rules, contractors have additional obligations, including gathering data and setting hiring goals for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Here are a few important aspects of the new rules: Update the Equal Opportunity Clause: [...]

7 Jan, 2014

New OFCCP Regulations and What They Mean for You

2018-04-23T23:55:15-05:00January 7th, 2014|Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

As discussed in earlier blog posts, here and here, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued the Final Rules for the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. This blog, written by David Voorman, identifies the most significant changes to the rules.     Three significant revisions were made to VEVRAA, and five significant revisions were made to Section 503. VEVRAA [...]

26 Nov, 2013

ABC Sues to Stop the OFCCP’s Recent Rule

2018-04-23T23:55:16-05:00November 26th, 2013|Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

In a recent post we noted that the OFCCP issued new regulations that will require contractors to collect data and track hiring efforts related to their hiring of disabled employees. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) filed suit last week seeking to stop the implementation of these regulations, not because ABC members disagree with the legitimate affirmative action and nondiscrimination objectives of the Rehabilitation Act, but because the new rules impose [...]

15 Nov, 2013

Benchmarks under the OFCCP Regulations

2018-04-23T23:55:16-05:00November 15th, 2013|Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

Today's post is by Douglas Amen, an associate at Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP. As discussed earlier, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued the Final Rules for the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. These new rules will require employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain veterans and individuals with disabilities (“IWDs”). In order to [...]

11 Nov, 2013

OFCCP Issues Final Rules for Federal Contractor Compliance

2018-04-23T23:55:16-05:00November 11th, 2013|Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued the Final Rules for the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act and the Rehabilitation Act. The Final Rules  will require a change in how federal contractors hire, report and record their efforts to veterans and individuals with disabilities under these rules. Veterans' Regulations Changes Contractors must establish annual hiring benchmarks for protected veterans. Contractors must document and annually record the [...]