The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has a newly re-designed web page. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/ The new page includes the "Director's Corner" with messages from Director Patricia A. Shiu, Director Shiu's biography, information about OFCCP's mission and other information. At the bottom of the page, the agency also includes a link to the latest statistical data including Availability Statistics by geographic area and construction goals for women and minorities. The OFCCP Director's message follows:
Welcome to the new online home of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Forty-five years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an Executive Order that set a standard for equal opportunity and fundamental fairness in the way our government does business. Out of that order, OFCCP was born.
OFCCP is one of the leading civil rights agencies in the federal government, dedicated to protecting American workers from discrimination in the work force. Our job is to make sure that taxpayer dollars are never used to discriminate and that those who do business with the federal government-contractors and subcontractors-live up to the very reasonable standard that they must not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
To put it simply, we are responsible for leveling the playing field so that the reach for good jobs is truly within the grasp of everyone.
As we mark 45 years of protecting workers, promoting diversity and enforcing the law, we are proud to unveil a new look for our website, one that will provide you with better information about what we do, greater access to the resources we offer and increased transparency on how we are ensuring that establishments who have the privilege of doing business with the government are meeting their obligations to open doors of opportunity for those who seek work and those who are at work.
We hope you will browse these pages, learn about our activities and stay in touch with us. When President Johnson signed that Executive Order 45 years ago, he did so with great courage. President Obama, Secretary Solis and the men and women of OFCCP honor that act of courage every day by working to turn the promise of equal opportunity into the reality of good jobs for everyone.
~ Patricia A. Shiu
To see the Director's Corner, go to: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/about/DirectorsCorner.htm
To visit the website's home page, go to: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/