Thanks to the efforts of our staff at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and on behalf of American workers, OFCCP expands equal employment opportunities and eliminates discrimination in the workplace every year and 2018 was no exception.
Here are some of OFCCP’s top accomplishments of 2018:
1. Remedied Employment Discrimination
Secured record settlements with a combined total more than $40 million for 23,669 American workers over the past two fiscal years.
Remedied employment discrimination across a variety of employment practices such as pay, job steering, and enterprise-wide hiring.
Issued five press releases to amplify and highlight OFCCP’s field work to the public.
2. Renewed Contractor Compliance Assistance and Education
Events – Held over 320 compliance assistance and outreach events across OFCCP’s six regions to educate and help contractors comply with their OFCCP requirements.
Town Halls – Gathered contractor input through town hall meetings to identify opportunities for enhancing OFCCP’s compliance assistance.
NILG MOU – Entered into a MOU with the NILG to promote contractor engagement, compliance assistance, and proactive compliance.
3. Increased Transparency
Transparency Directive – Ensures transparency in all stages of OFCCP compliance activities.
Compensation Directive – Clarifies OFCCP’s approach and method for compensation analysis.
Scheduling Methodology – Began publishing the agency’s methodology and CSAL List for scheduling contractors for evaluation.
FOIA Library – Began reporting all CA’s in OFCCP’s FOIA Library.
4. Provided Certainty
What Contractors Can Expect – Outlined general expectations guiding interactions between contractors and OFCCP.
Ombud Service – Issued directive to implement an Ombud Service to facilitate fair and equitable resolution of issues raised by OFCCP’s external stakeholders.
Opinion Letters – Committed to provide fact-specific guidance, in the form of Opinion Letters, to employers and employees.
5. Enhanced Efficiency
Focused Review Directive – Outlines that a portion of future scheduling lists include focused reviews as to each of the three authorities that OFCCP enforces.
AAP Verification Initiative – Initiated development of a program to verify that contractors prepare and annually update their written AAPs.
Early Resolution Procedures (ERP) – Issued policy directive to promote early and corporate-wide resolution of OFCCP violations.
6. Sought Recognition for High Performing Contractors
EDI Award – Developed the Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award (EDI) to recognize contractors that have expanded and improved recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
LEAD Award – Developed the Leadership in Equal Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award to recognize supply and service contractors that exemplify a commitment to pursue diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace.
We hope you can join us in celebrating the successes this year and continue to work with OFCCP to achieve our goals in 2019!