Monthly Archives: September 2019


OFCCP Publishes New Compliance Assistance Guides

2019-09-17T21:31:22+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

When OFCCP issued its “Town Hall Action Plan ” in May 2018, it stated its commitment to “review and enhance contractor compliance assistance materials.” In furtherance of this commitment, on August 2, 2019, OFCCP announced the publication of a number of new compliance assistance guides for contractors. These new resources are: Posting and Notices Requirements Guide

OFCCP Revises Proposed Audit Scheduling Letters

2019-09-17T21:31:21+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

Quick Hit: On June 28, 2019 The Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) published notice that “OFCCP seeks to revise the letters used to schedule compliance evaluations.” As we previously reported, OFCCP proposed changes to its audit scheduling letters in April 2019 and accepted public comments through June 11, 2019. In light of the comments

OFCCP’s First Published Opinion Letter: Pell Grants Do Not Make Universities Federal Contractors

2019-09-17T21:31:20+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

On May 23, 2019, OFCCP issued its first published opinion letter addressing whether universities and other post-secondary higher educational institutions become covered federal contractors by serving as a “conduit” for Pell Grants. According to the OFCCP, “solely serving as a conduit for Pell Grants does not render a post-secondary higher education institution a covered federal

OFCCP Proposes Changes to Audit Scheduling Letters

2019-09-17T21:31:19+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

Quick Hit: OFCCP recently issued a request to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) seeking approval of changes to its “scheduling letter, compliance check letter, [] Section 503 focused review letter… [and] approval for a new VEVRAA focused review letter.” OFCCP states the revised letters will “provide OFCCP an efficient option to monitor contractor

Report From OFCCP Legal Industry Town Hall – Law Firms Beware

2019-09-17T21:31:18+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

On April 10, 2019, in New York City, OFCCP hosted a town hall focused on the “legal industry and related fields.” Guy Brenner of Proskauer attended the event, which had far fewer attendees than the financial sector town hall held the previous day. The purpose of the town hall was to provide government contractors in

OFCCP Shares Some News At Financial Industry Town Hall

2019-09-17T21:31:17+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

On April 9, 2019, in New York City, OFCCP hosted a town hall focused on the “financial industry and related fields.” Guy Brenner of Proskauer attended what was an enlightening and informative event. The purpose of the town hall was to provide government contractors in the financial sector the opportunity to share their views with

OFCCP Announces 2019 Veteran Hiring Benchmark

2019-09-17T21:31:16+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

On March 27, 2019 the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) released its 2019 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) Benchmark. Effective March 31, 2019 the new benchmark is 5.9%, a slight decrease from 2018’s 6.4% benchmark. This is OFCCP’s fifth reduction of the benchmark, which has steadily declined since its inception in 2014. The VEVRAA Benchmark is the

BREAKING: OFCCP Selects Contractors For 2019 Audits

2019-09-17T21:31:15+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

On March 25, 2019 OFCCP posted the 2019 CSAL list on its FOIA website, identifying contractors selected for compliance evaluations. Contractors should check OFCCP’s FOIA website immediately to confirm if they have been scheduled for a compliance review, a Section 503 Focused Review, or an Affirmative Action compliance check. As we have previously reported, contractors

OFCCP Announces New York City Town Hall Meetings

2019-09-17T21:31:14+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

On March 11, 2019 OFCCP announced that, “[i]n order to continue to enhance the scope and quality of OFCCP’s compliance assistance materials” and to “to build on the success of [previous] town halls,” it will be holding two town hall meetings in New York City in April 2019. The first meeting will focus on the

OFCCP Provides Anticipated Guidance On Section 503 Focused Reviews

2019-09-17T21:31:13+00:00September 17th, 2019|OFCCP|

Quick Hit: As we previously reported, OFCCP is about to introduce “focused reviews” – compliance evaluations focused on a particular area of OFCCP enforcement – and its upcoming publication of the 2019 CSAL list will include Section 503 Focused Reviews. In advance of the launch of focused reviews, OFCCP has established a Section 503 Focused Reviews