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:
- EEOC released Fiscal Year 2017 Enforcement and Litigation Data
- DOL released Fiscal Year 2017 Agency Financial Report
EEOC Released Fiscal Year 2017 Enforcement & Litigation Data
|Thursday, January 25, 2018|
|The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that 84,254 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the federal agency nationwide during fiscal year (FY) 2017, and that they secured $398 million for victims in the private sector and state and local government workplaces through voluntary resolutions and litigation. Enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2017, which ended Sept. 30, 2017, can be found here.
We summarized their year-end press release highlights in the OFCCP Week in Review: November 13, 2017.
* Includes 6,696 sexual harassment charges and $46.3 million in monetary benefits for victims of sexual harassment.
These percentages add up to more than 100 because some charges allege multiple bases.
EEOC legal staff filed 184 merits lawsuits alleging discrimination. This included:
At the end of the fiscal year, the EEOC had 242 cases on its active federal court docket. The EEOC achieved a successful outcome in 90.8 percent of all lawsuit resolutions.
DOL Released Fiscal Year 2017 Agency Financial Report
|Friday, January 26, 2018|
|The 212-page report, “provides fiscal data and summary performance results that enable the President, Congress, and the American people to assess the Department’s accomplishments…”
To make your assessment of the OFCCP, the report provides the following information:
Looking back. The OFCCP:
FY 2017 results. The OFCCP:
Looking forward. In FY 2018, the OFCCP will:
This report is done in accordance with the requirements of the Office of Budget and Management’s Circular A-136, regarding “Financial Reporting Requirements.”
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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Jennifer Polcer, PHR, SHRM-CP, is the VP of Compliance at DirectEmployers Association where she looks to be a resource to Members providing guidance on compliance matters related to Affirmative Action, audit advocacy and additional education surrounding government contractor obligations. Full Bio »