Benefits and Compensation

Compensation Update: Wage Statements, OFCCP Investigations, and Interviews

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made it well known that compensation inequality is at the top of its enforcement agenda. In its fiscal year 2016 budget, the OFCCP says it will continue to focus on systemic compensation cases where agency reviews can have the greatest impact.

In order to do so, the OFCCP will continue to train staff and hire new specialized staff with expertise in conducting the complex data analyses necessary for evaluating pay practices.

One means of addressing compensation discrimination and what the agency calls the “persistent pay gap” based on sex and race is requiring more complete wage reporting.

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