The OFCCP Week in Review (WIR) is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment, authored by experts John C. Fox, Candee Chambers and Jennifer Polcer. In today’s edition, they discuss:
- President Trump filled one key employment appointment
- OFCCP hosted second Town Hall in San Francisco
- OFCCP hosted third and final Town Hall in Chicago
Trump Filled One Key Employment Appointment
|Monday, September 25, 2017|
|National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
The NLRB has five members appointed by the president to five-year terms–three members from the president’s party, and two from the opposing party.
He succeeds Kent Y. Hirozawa, who served on the Board from August 5, 2013 to August 27, 2016
The Board now has, for the first time since President George W. Bush, a Republican-led majority.
To Be Confirmed:
Department of Labor
To Be Confirmed:
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
To Be Confirmed: Pushed back due to a “scheduling problem.”
OFCCP Hosted Second Town Hall
|Tuesday, September 26, 2017|
|The second of three town halls hosted by the OFCCP took place in San Francisco on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
The format followed the first (See OFCCP Week in Review: September 25, 2017) with attendees asked to brainstorm ways that the OFCCP could provide more compliance assistance to federal contractors and subcontractors. Once ideas were generated, attendees worked in groups to determine how these initiatives could be put into place.
During the wrap-up, attendees were asked to indicate their top three choices of action items given the ideas generated throughout the morning.
OFCCP Hosted Third & Final Town Hall
|Thursday, September 28, 2017|
|The final town hall hosted by the OFCCP was held in Chicago on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Acting Director Tom Dowd opened the session and shared a few statistics and comments before breaking out into smaller groups:
The rest of the morning was facilitated by Kevin Powell and was highly interactive. The same two questions from the D.C. town hall were presented to the group:
After the group discussion of these topics, smaller breakout groups formed to brainstorm further and then present to the room. At the end of the session, all attendees were asked to “vote” on the ideas the group liked most.
Some of the prominent themes that came out of this session were:
In the initial town hall held in D.C, a request included that after the final session, OFCCP be transparent about the feedback and their plans moving forward.
More to come!
THIS COLUMN IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW AND PRACTICE RELATING TO OFCCP. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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John C. Fox, Esq. is President and Partner at Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C. where he represents companies and tries cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Fox has extensive trial experience, having spent more than 300 days in trial. Mr. Fox was also lead trial counsel in the first of the six wage-hour class actions known to have been tried in California and was lead trial counsel in what are believed to have been the two largest disability law suits in the United States. He is an across-the-board employment lawyer representing management nationwide. Full Bio »