Volume 4, Issue 2
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Carmen Couden, Esq. Bill Osterndorf Sandra Zeigler, Esq. Ahmed Younies
Section 503/VEVRAA Final Rules: Your Questions Answered?
by Carmen Couden, Esq.

With approximately three weeks left until the Section 503/VEVRAA final rules become effective, federal contractors and subcontractors still have many questions regarding the new obligations imposed by the rules and how best to comply with them. As March 24, 2014 approaches, the OFCCP continues to provide guidance regarding implementation of the final rules and to clarify the agency's expectations and plans for enforcement. read more

Carmen CoudenCarmen Couden, Esq. is senior counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice and Automotive Industry Team. As part of her practice, Ms. Couden represents employers read more

Preparing for the Revised Veteran and Disability Regulations: New Information on What Should Be Implemented by March 24, 2014
by Bill Osterndorf

Federal contractors and subcontractors continue to prepare to implement the revised regulations regarding protected veterans and individuals with disabilities that were issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). There are certain provisions in these revised regulations that must be implemented by March 24, 2014. I discussed these provisions in my January 2014 article for The OFCCP Digest. read more

Bill Osterndorf William A. Osterndorf is President and founder of HR Analytical Services and has been working with affirmative action/equal opportunity issues for the last 25 years in the public and private sectors. Bill specializes in developing read more

Unemployment Status Discrimination and OFCCP Enforcement
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

Recently the administration called on corporations to pledge not to use unemployment status as a selection criterion in their hiring decisions. According to various media reports at least 300 corporations have taken this pledge including a number of major federal contractors. The purpose of this article is to discuss whether and to what extent the laws currently enforced by OFCCP can be used to address this issue. read more

Sandra Zeigler Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq. is a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP. She was only the third OFCCP read more

Algorithm of the OFCCP Enforcement Trend - Part 2 of 3
by Ahmed Younies

Part I reviewed the OFCCP's many accomplishments in 2013 and discussed their implications for 2014. Its 2014 agenda appears no less ambitious (more on that soon). Let's briefly compare the OFCCP of the Clinton, Bush and Obama years to get an idea of what likely lies ahead.

The Clinton Years: Director Shirley Wilcher took a strong interest read more

Ahmed Younies Ahmed Younies has built human resources infrastructures for small-size companies as well as for mid size to Fortune 500 companies. He has worked for the Office of Federal Contract read more

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