OFCCP Initiates a New Voluntary Compliance Program

Contractors Can Avoid Compliance Evaluations with VERP

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued Directive 2019-04, initiating a Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program (VERP) aimed at blending the OFCCP’s compliance evaluation and assistance activities with federal contractors’ own corporate compliance programs. The reward for voluntary participation is that VERP contractors will be excluded from the pool…

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OFCCP Issues New Directive on Focused Contractor Reviews

OFCCP Issues New Directive on Focused Contractor Reviews

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued Directive (DIR) 2018–04 to provide guidance for federal contractors on enforcement and compliance practices regarding upcoming focused contractor reviews for the 2019 fiscal year. OFCCP is in the process of implementing an initiative to conduct focused reviews on select groups affected by Executive Order 11246…

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How Aggressive Will OFFCP be in 2018?

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) received a record $23 million in the past fiscal year to settle workplace discrimination charges, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis of publicly available government data. How aggressive the OFFCP will be in 2018 remains to be seen. The OFCCP in October filed its first complaint against…

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