OFCCP recently published its regulatory agenda for 2011 and held an online Q&A session regarding their plans for the year. Below is a look at the four major regulatory initiatives that are in store. We've listed them in order of their planned release dates.
In addition to changing their compliance review process in general, OFCCP is also implementing a few significant changes to their compensation review process. These changes include cancelling former compensation analysis guidelines and requesting additional information during audits.
An Administrative Law Judge recently ruled that hospitals providing healthcare under TRICARE are subject to Federal affirmative action regulations and OFCCP jurisdiction. Although appeals to this ruling are bound to occur, TRICARE providers with 50 or more employees and $50,000 or more in TRICARE payments are well-advised to comply with OFCCP's regulations.
The OFCCP recently received 127 comments on their Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) "aimed at expanding affirmative action efforts by Federal contractors to hire and advance individuals with disabilities." OFCCP is now analyzing these responses which will help shape a forthcoming series of regulation changes.