HR Management & Compliance

News Notes: OFCCP’s Revised Affirmative Action Rules Take Effect

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued new affirmative action regulations for federal contractors, the first major overhaul of the program in 30 years. The new rules, which took effect Dec. 13, 2000, simplify some affirmative action plan requirements. But they also mandate that every other year all nonconstruction employers fill out an “Equal Opportunity Survey,” which the OFCCP now says will take 21 hours to complete—rather than the 12 hours the agency previously estimated. The OFCCP is in the process of updating the survey form and has not yet determined when it will be sent out to employers.