By Jay-Anne B. Casuga
March 17, 2017
A Labor Department subagency that monitors government contractor compliance with affirmative action and nondiscrimination requirements could pull back on deep dives into contractor data during audits. That’s one potential outcome under President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
Trump released a proposed “ skinny budget” March 16 that calls for a 21 percent funding reduction for the DOL as a whole, which likely means the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will also receive budget cuts.
“The question is not whether, but simply how much,” John Fox, a management attorney with Fox, Wang & Morgan in San Jose, Calif., and a former OFCCP policy official, told Bloomberg BNA.
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