OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

  • U.S. GAO Published Report on Strengthening “DEIA” in the Federal Civilian Workforce
  • Latest DE Talk Podcast Provided Your HR-Exclusive Guide to EEO, DEI, & OFCCP Policy Changes in 2023
  • OMB Released Initial Proposals on Overhaul to Federal Race & Ethnicity Data Collections
  • U.S. OSHA Adopted “Instance-by-Instance” Citations
  • In Brief
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders
OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: January 23, 2023

  • U.S. Appellate Court for D.C. Circuit Blocked Key Aspects of Trump-Era NLRB Union Election Rule
  • OFCCP Published Proposal to Modify Its Complaint Intake Procedures
  • OFCCP Published a New Corporate Scheduling Announcement List
  • DirectEmployers Association and 47 Others Filed Comments Re OFCCP’s Controversial Changes to its Supply & Service Audit Document Demands
  • In Brief
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders
OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: January 17, 2023

  • House Approved Procedural Rule That Allows Legislative Amendments to Axe Specific Programs/Agencies or Agency Officials
  • EEOC Requested Public Input on Its Draft FY 2023-2027 Strategic Enforcement Plan
  • U.S. DOL & White House OMB Directed Federal Agencies to Designate Labor Advisors
  • Another U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms the Injunction Against Implementation of the Federal Contractor COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
  • USDOL Adjusted Civil Monetary Penalties Per Inflation Adjustment Act
  • USDOL & 8 Other Agencies Proposed a Controversial Joint Rule on Partnerships with Faith-Based and Neighborhood Organizations
  • In Brief
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders
OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: January 9, 2023

  • Once again, USDOL Secretary Used Prior Secretary Scalia’s Order 01-2020 to Intervene in an OFCCP Administrative Action
  • President Biden Formally Re-Nominated Gilbride (EEOC Counsel) & Kotagal (EEOC Commissioner)
  • House Republicans Proposed Procedural Rules That Would Allow Legislative Amendments to Axe Specific Programs/Agencies or Agency Officials
  • Increased Employment for People with Disabilities Likely Due to Pandemic Operational Changes, New USDOL Blog Asserted
  • U.S. BLS Reported Slight Decrease in Job Openings for November, Little Change in Hires & Total Separations
  • White House Office of Management & Budget Released Fall 2022 Regulatory Agenda
  • U.S. Federal Trade Commission Announced Proposal to Ban Employers from Using Worker Non-Compete Agreements
  • Economy Added 223k Jobs in December; Unemployment Rate Remained at 3.5%
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders
OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: January 3, 2023

  • U.S. IRS & Treasury Department Published Notice on Prevailing Wage & Apprenticeship Requirements for Enhanced Tax Benefits Under Inflation Reduction Act
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Delivers Another Fatal Blow to Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors
  • Latest DE Talk Podcast Provided Tips for Celebrating Holidays Inclusively at Work
  • OFCCP Submitted to OMB Its Final Rule on “Pre-Enforcement Notice & Conciliation Procedures”
  • Republican U.S. Senator Blocked Efforts for Unanimous Floor Vote to Confirm Gilbride (EEOC Counsel) & Looman (WHD Head) Nominations
  • NY Gov. Hochul Finally Signs Bill Requiring “Salary Range” Disclosures in Job Ads
  • How The New $1.7 Trillion Federal Budget Differentially Impacts Federal Labor & Employment Law Agencies
  • Bipartisan FY 2023 Budget Law Included New Accommodations for Pregnant & Nursing Employees
  • In Brief
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders
OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: December 19, 2022

  • USDOL ALJ Approved Consent Decree in Long-Running OFCCP Action Against Convergys
  • U.S. Small Business Administration Will Take Over Certification of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in January
  • U.S. HHS Published a “Bulletin” Reminding HIPAA-Covered Entities & Business Associates of Limits to Use of Online Tracking Technologies
  • In Another RFRA Case, the Eighth Circuit Barred, Nationwide, HHS/EEOC Enforcement of ACA Interpretations on Gender-Confirmation Surgery/Care
  • U.S. NLRB Expanded Financial Remedies for Workers in Unfair Labor Practices Cases
  • U.S. NLRB Modified the Appropriate Bargaining Unit Standard
  • Washington State Finalizes Regulations Related to New Pay Transparency Law
  • U.S. NLRB Reaffirmed Limits on Employers’ Questioning of Workers for ULP Investigations
  • U.S. DOL & U.S. IRS Renewed Coordinated Enforcement Agreement
  • U.S. GAO Found Special Operations Command May Not Have Needed Information to Assess Barriers to Women’s Careers
  • U.S. GAO Interim Report Found Gender Pay Gap Varies by Education Levels, Race & Ethnicity
  • NLRB Overturns Another Trump Era Rule, Reinstating Broader Access to Property for Contract Workers Staging Labor Protests
  • In Brief
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders
OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: December 12, 2022

  • EEOC’s Union Settled Allegations Re Post-Pandemic Return to Work in the Office Policy
  • The Six Major Takeaways and What the Split Congress Means for The Federal Agencies and Employers
  • GAO Report Showed Slight Increases in the Representation of Minorities and Women in Financial Services Industry Management
  • President Biden Signed the Speak Out Act
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Military Personnel Appears to be Disappearing Shortly
  • U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017-2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates Showed Incomes Not Keeping Up with Housing Costs, But Poverty Rate Decreased
  • U.S. House Passed Respect for Marriage Act, Sending It to President Biden for Expected Signature
  • In Brief
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders
OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: December 5, 2022

  • Consultant Provided Insights on Building Foundational Relationships in Native American & Tribal Communities in New DE Talk Podcast
  • US BLS JOLTS Report Revealed the U.S. Job Market Shrunk 3.3% Month-Over-Month Continuing a Stairstep 6-Month Decline
  • Economy Added 263k Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate Remained at 3.7%
  • In Brief
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders
OFCCP Week In Review: January 30, 2023

OFCCP Week In Review: November 21, 2022

  • OFCCP Published Proposed Changes to Disability Self-Identification Form to Update Preferred Language for Specific Disabilities
  • U.S. House Passed Bi-Partisan Speak Out Act Clearing the Way to President’s Desk for Anticipated Signature
  • U.S. EEOC Formally Published Its Draft FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan for Public Comment
  • U.S. Senate Committee Advanced Nomination of Richard Revesz to Head OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
  • Three Things That Will Happen to OFCCP and Other Federal Labor Agencies Once Republicans Take Control of the U.S. House of Representatives January 3, 2023
  • NLRB Chair & GC Sent Letter to Legislators on “Budget Crisis”
  • U.S. EEOC Commissioner Janet Dhillon Resigned, Noted Her Accomplishments as Chair
  • OFCCP Proposed Numerous Changes to Its Supply & Service Contractor ICRs, Including City-wide Audits and Promises to Jawbone Contractors to Use of Its Portal to Submit Scheduling Letter & Itemized Listing Responses
  • Looking Ahead: Upcoming Date Reminders