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New VEVRAA Benchmark Announced by OFCCP

On June 15, 2016, OFCCP announced the annual update to the Veterans Hiring Benchmark. The new benchmark is 6.9%. Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) for Veterans with start dates on or after June 15, 2016 should utilize the new 6.9% benchmark.  This new hiring benchmark will be in effect until the Bureau of Labor Statistics updates […]

OFCCP Issues New Sex Discrimination Regulations

After 46 years, OFCCP has updated their guidelines on sex discrimination.  On June 14, 2016, OFCCP issued a final rule updating their regulations at 41 CFR 60-20.  The new sex discrimination regulations take effect on August 15, 2016. The new regulations are intended to more accurately reflect today’s workforce, legal environment and changing social environment […]

6 OFCCP Compensation Questions You Need to Answer Now

Compensation interviews have become commonplace in OFCCP compliance reviews. Are you prepared for the questions they’ll ask? OFCCP will typically begin the compensation interview with something like the following: “We conducted an analysis of your compensation data, and found an indication of possible discrimination. Thus the reason for this discussion and interview.” While it can […]

EEO-1 Overhaul Proposed for 2017

Significant changes to the EEO-1 reporting process were proposed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Feb 1, 2016 in the Federal Register.  Below is a brief synopsis of the proposed changes and how it will affect employers. What’s Changing? For all employers with 100 employees or more, the proposed EEO-1 report would […]