Volume 4, Issue 11
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Cara Crotty, Esq. Bill Osterndorf Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Esq. Lynn A. Clements

LocalJobNetwork.com wishes you a happy holiday season! We thank both our authors and readers for contributing to the success of The OFCCP Digest. This is the last issue for 2014; the next issue will be published in January, 2015.

Are You Prepared for OFCCP's "New & Improved" Audits?
by Cara Crotty, Esq.

As you have undoubtedly heard, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released the revised versions of its Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing on October 1, 2014. These documents advise federal “supply and service” contractors... more

Valerie Hoffman, Esq. Cara Crotty, Esq. is a partner at Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP who has defended employers in cases involving every aspect of the employment relationship, including claims such as sexual, racial, age, and disability... more

An Update on Surveying Requirements for Applicants and Employees
by Bill Osterndorf

Earlier in the year, I wrote an article for The OFCCP Digest about the requirements that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has regarding the surveying of applicants and employees for demographic information... more

Dr. Hossein Borhani 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... more

OFCCP’s Year of Action Regarding Federal Contractors
by Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Esq.

At a time when there have been difficulties moving legislation quickly through Congress, the President has often acted through executive orders, many directed at federal contractors. Indeed, this year has been a year of action with regard to federal contractors... more

Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Esq. Shafeeqa Giarratani, an Austin native, practices in the employment and labor, appellate and litigation groups. She represents employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies and... more

The OFCCP Horizon—What’s In Store for 2015
by Lynn Clements

With Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) latest fiscal year closing on September 30, the agency and federal contractors are looking forward to 2015. This article summarizes some of the most important enforcement trends and policy developments federal contractors can expect to see from OFCCP in 2015... more

Dr. Richard Pimental As Director of Regulatory Affairs for Berkshire Associates Inc., Lynn Clements provides guidance on regulatory strategies, and conducts analyses and expert interpretation of Office of Federal Contract Compliance... more

Equal Pay Report Comment Extension
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a 60-day extension on the public comment deadline for its proposed Equal Pay Report. The comment period, which was originally scheduled to end November 6, 2014, was extended to January 5, 2015. The proposed rule on employee compensation would allow OFCCP to collect federal contractors’ summary employee pay and demographic data using existing government reporting frameworks. To read and comment on the proposed Equal Pay Report, click here.

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