It’s a new world for federal contractors. The federal contractor community is experiencing the effects of the re-invigorated OFCCP and contractors face compliance audits that are much more intense than ever before, including aggressive efforts to find evidence of race and gender differences in hiring, promotions, terminations and compensation. Applicant tracking problems and other recordkeeping issues are costing contractors hundreds of thousands of dollars, and more, to settle. This, coupled with proposed "game-changing" regulations governing affirmative action for individuals with disabilities and veterans, means that employers who do business with the federal government need to get prepared now.
Please join Seyfarth Shaw to learn about the latest in OFCCP activities and the proposed regulatory changes and their possible impact on your organization. During the breakfast briefing, we will discuss:
- The OFCCP's aggressive audit activities, including more extensive audits, bigger settlements, and a new proposed audit scheduling letter that will greatly expand the initial audit document submission;
- The proposed disability regulations, which would dramatically expand federal contractors’ compliance requirements regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action for applicants and employees with disabilities, including a standard goal that 7% of all employees in each of your job groups are individuals with disabilities;
- The proposed veterans regulations, likely to be final before the election, which require multiple mandatory local recruiting linkages to veterans organizations, as well extensive recordkeeping and analysis of referrals, applicants and hires; and
- The status of the proposed revisions to the construction regulations, the Federal Contractor Compliance Manual, the sex discrimination guidelines, the proposed rescission of the Compensation Guidelines, an update on the OFCCP's attempts to cover healthcare organizations and pharmacies, and OFCCP's efforts to require contractors to file a new compensation report it refers to as the Compensation Data Collection Tool.
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