Important Information Regarding VETS-4212

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...

Town Hall Action Plan

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. ...

New VEVRAA Regulations from Department of Labor

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...

New Round of OFCCP Scheduling Letters Sent

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...

Recent Change at The OFCCP

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...

Meet Your New OFCCP Director…

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...

Significant New EEO-1 Development

In July of 2016, we reported on the EEOC’s revision to the proposed EEO-1 pay data collection report.  The EEOC announced yesterday that the report requirement (Component 2) is currently postponed indefinitely.  The requirement would have required employers to report...

Fall 2017 Webinars

“Tuesday Topics” focus in depth on a particular AAP-related topic. They are designed especially for HR professionals and open to clients and the HR profession. Tuesday programs are complimentary to current clients and their attorneys.  The non-client fee is $95.00 per...

White House Budget for 2018

The White House released its 2018 budget which includes a proposal to merge the OFCCP and EEOC.  In this proposal the EEOC’s budget will be left unchanged at $364 million and the OFCCP’s budget will be cut from $105 million to $88 million.  A merger will require...

Who is Alexander Acosta?

On April 27, the Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as the new Secretary of Labor.  Mr. Acosta is a former U.S. Attorney and the Dean of Florida International University College of Law.  President Trump’s first pick for the secretary seat, Andrew Puzder, withdrew...