Monday, July 11, 2011

OFCCP Releases its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Conract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda. According to the Director, Ms. Patricia A. Shiu, the agency plans to amend the regulations in order to "bring greater scrutiny to current and past regulations in order to more fully prepare for the future, modernizing our policies and practices to adjust to a changing workforce." Among the regulations to be amended will be the OFCCP's Sex Discrimination Guidelines, which have not been changed since 1978; the veterans' regulations and the Section 503 disability regulations. The agency also plans to amend the regulations regarding women and minorities in the construction trades.

OFCCP is also planning to release a new tool on compensation. According to Ms. Shiu, "This data will be critical to realizing President Obama’s vision of ending, once and for all, the persisting gap in wages between men and women, especially women of color. "

OFCCP is seeking input on the agency's regulatory agenda. On Tuesday, July 12, OFCCP will host a live web chat from 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT) to discuss OFCCP’s regulatory agenda and answer your questions. You may join the chat by going to On the website you will find information about the Department’s entire agenda, including fact sheets, videos and archival material. You can also register to receive a reminder for the web chat.

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