Tag: EO

Obama and Romney Agree, Affirmative Action Needs to Change

Eye on the Election For today’s topic of likely changes to affirmative action after the election, we turned to Susan Schoenfeld, J.D., Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Schoenfeld was formerly an attorney with the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington, D.C., where she […]

Critical HR Policies—What Are Best Practice Companies Doing?

For years, BLR® has surveyed HR and compensation/benefits professionals to find trends in policy and practice. We appreciate your participation in our series of brief, targeted surveys. Today’s survey topic: HR Policies. (We’ll publish the results in a future issue.) Please participate in this brief survey and we’ll determine what employers are doing with this […]

Federal Contractors: Government Drops EO Survey

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has finalized a rule eliminating the requirement that non-construction federal contractors periodically file an equal employment survey known as the “EO Survey.” The Clinton administration introduced the survey in 2000, but it was widely criticized for being burdensome to contractors and not providing the OFCCP with the […]

Affirmative Action: OFCCP Sends Out Wave of EO Surveys

In connection with affirmative action regulations that were revised in 2000, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs annually sends out what’s known as an EO survey to randomly selected federal contractors. The mandatory survey—which has stirred much controversy among federal contractors who claim that it’s burdensome—asks contractors to submit a […]