Tag: federal contractors

Two Deadlines Approaching for Federal Contractors, Subcontractors, Others

Two deadlines for federal reports and certifications are quickly approaching. Read on to learn whether you’re covered and what you must do to stay in compliance. 2021 EEO-1 Report In early April 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the opening of the 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection, meaning the following federal contractors […]

New Government Contractor AAP Verification Process in the Works

Last fall, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to implement a new online platform—the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAP-VI)—to collect information from covered federal contractors (including covered subcontractors) about their AAPs. Read on to learn when the portal will go live, although […]

Princeton Pays 1M in Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Settlement

Princeton University recently agreed to pay nearly $1 million in cumulative back wages to 106 female professors whom the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found to be victims of gender-based pay discrimination.

Diversity

Civil Rights Groups Sue to Block Diversity Training Order

Several civil rights groups have sued the Trump administration to block a recent Executive Order (EO) prohibiting federal contractors and others from covering certain so-called “race and sex stereotyping” topics during diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training.

‘Religious liberty’ order leaves LGBT nondiscrimination provisions intact

On May 4, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that, unlike a draft version, leaves intact Obama-era LGBT nondiscrimination requirements for federal contractors. The EO, which one expert described as largely hortatory, addresses tax exemptions for religious organizations and the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) contraceptive mandate. But it includes little affirmative movement, according […]

Federal contractors hail Congress’s decision to kill ‘blacklisting’ rule

On March 6, Congress voted to repeal a regulation requiring federal contractors to report employment law violations to agencies that award contracts. President Donald Trump is expected to approve the resolution. The move was expected but is still a great relief to all federal contractors, according to Burton J. Fishman, senior counsel with Fortney & […]

What Can Federal Contractors Expect Under the Trump Administration? Here’s What We Know So Far

by David Fortney and H. Juanita Beecher of Fortney & Scott On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Employers have been carefully monitoring the transition to get a sense of how the incoming administration will approach labor and employment issues that affect federal […]