Federal Agencies Kick-off HIRE Program to Promote DEI&A

HIRE

Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP ) launched their partnership program to ensure workplace equity – the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE).  According to the official fact sheet, “HIRE is a multi-year collaborative effort chaired by EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows and OFCCP Director Jenny…

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Federal Agencies to Prioritize Pay Equity Enforcement

Pay Equity Enforcement

A recent Bloomberg Law interview with former commissioner and acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Victoria A. Lipnic, sheds light on the future of pay equity enforcement in the U.S.  While Lipnic advises employers to stay tuned for details of EEOC’s new strategic enforcement plan for 2022, she confirms the agency’s efforts…

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Customers React Negatively to Wage Gap Disclosures, HBR Study Finds

Wage gap disclosures

Lawmakers across the globe are finding that pay data reporting requirements for employers are critical for helping to close the gender wage gap. As recently seen in the U.K. and states throughout the U.S., mandatory public disclosure of wage gaps lays bare the integrity of an organization’s pay practices. This increasing visibility into companies’ compensation…

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OFCCP Announces New AAP Requirements for Federal Contractors

OFCCP AAP Requirements

Under new leadership, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is following through on its commitment to prioritize pay equity and ramp up enforcement of employee diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The agency recently released new requirements around Affirmative Action Plans (AAP) that will impact federal contractors and subcontractors. Going…

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OFCCP Confirms It Will Leverage EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data

OFCCP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that effective immediately, it would be using EEO-1 Component 2 pay data for enforcement. This is a complete departure from the agency’s previous statements. In the official notice, the OFCCP states that its original decision to not leverage the Component 2 Pay Data “was premature…

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McDonald’s Paves the Way With DEI Data Transparency

DEI Data Transparency

McDonald’s is laying the groundwork for universal pay equity measures nationwide with new commitments to disclose diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) data. This move is a breakthrough for pay equity advocacy and signifies a significant cultural leap toward workforce transparency. Below we’ve outlined McDonald’s commitments, how the company could further advance its DEI efforts, and…

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OFCCP Releases 2021 CSAL Schedule

CSAL

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for the 2021 fiscal year. Included in the list are 750 federal contractor and subcontractor establishments that will be audited by the OFCCP. Of the 750 total audits, there will be 668 establishment reviews, 19…

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Conduct a Pay Equity Analysis This Equal Pay Day

Today, March 24, 2021, is Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day is not a holiday but rather a time for somber reflection and strategic planning. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.” It began…

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Dell Continues to Face Challenges with Pay Equity

Dell Continues to Face Challenges with Pay Equity

3 minute read  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to be steadfast in its efforts to enforce pay equity, as a recent case with Dell demonstrates. The case involves the computer tech giant and two IT analysts who were hired at the same time. Kea Golden and a male colleague who carried out the…

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Lessons Learned from Oracle’s Equal Pay Saga

Oracle’s equal pay saga illustrates how a proactive pay equity strategy is better than adopting a reactive approach—to the tune of millions of dollars, as well as bad publicity. Earlier this year, we discussed how Oracle was in the crosshairs of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), the federal agency housed within the…

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