In today’s edition of OFCCP Week in Review, John C. Fox and Candee Chambers discuss the recent news in the federal contractor space, including the recent rise of minimum wage for federal contractors, the “mid-point” timeframe for “Subpart C” and the GAO’s recent critical report of the OFCCP’s enforcement program.
It’s Friday and you know what that means – time for another fun fact! In this week’s #FunFactFriday, our Digital Design Coordinator, Drew Palmer, shares a tip on using your mobile device as a creative production tool as well as a fun fact about his current living situation (hint: it’s tiny).
The much-anticipated so-called federal contractor “blacklisting” rules and guidance (“Final Rule” and “Guidance”) were published in the federal register on August 25, 2016. The Final Rule becomes effective on October 25, 2016 and imposes four new legal obligations on covered federal contractors, which will be phased in over the next year (starting as early as October 25, 2016). It is important to also note that this is being phased in via Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) solicitation and contract provisions. This means that the Final Rule “becomes effective” by beginning to appear in new solicitations issued on or after October 25, 2016. This should not dampen a company’s concern and speed of progressing through the steps below and determining and pursuing compliance, but it is critical to understand and follow the specific path of obligation.
It’s time for another #FunFactFriday! This week our Director of Production, Jason Sole, shares tips on how to craft content for your career sites so you can optimize the experience for mobile users, and a fun fact about his enjoyment of public speaking.
The Arizona ILG (AZilg) proudly announced that it had selected Candee J. Chambers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sr. CAAP, and currently VP Compliance & Partnerships at DirectEmployers, to be the fourth recipient of the annual John A. Garza Lifetime Achievement Award (JAG Award). The award is named after John A. Garza, a longtime leader in the Affirmative Action community and an early advocate of compliance training for Government contractors.