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[FR Doc. 2014–26159 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 41 CFR Part 60–1 RIN 1250–AA03 Government Contractors, Requirement To Report Summary Compensation Data on Employee Compensation Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and extension of comment period. AGENCY: On August 8, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. This NPRM proposes amending one of the implementing regulations for Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity, which sets forth the reporting obligations of Federal contractors and subcontractors. This NPRM proposes amending the regulation by adding a requirement that certain Federal contractors and subcontractors supplement their Employer Information Report (EEO–1 Report) with summary information on compensation paid to employees, as contained in the Form W–2 Wage and Tax Statement (W–2) forms, by sex, race, ethnicity, and specified job categories, as well as other relevant data points such as hours worked, and the number of employees. This document extends the comment period for the proposed rule for sixty (60) days. You do not need to resubmit your comment if you have already commented on the proposed rule. Should you choose to do so, you can submit additional or supplemental comments. OFCCP will consider all comments received from the date of publication of the proposed rule through the close of the extended comment period. DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on August 8, 2014, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05NOP1.SGM 05NOP1 65614 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Proposed Rules rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS scheduled to close on November 6, 2014, is extended until January 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1250–AA03, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 693–1304 (for comments of six pages or fewer). • Mail: Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy, Planning, and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy, Planning, and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0103. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 8, 2014, OFCCP published a proposed VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:13 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 rule entitled ‘‘Government Contractors, Requirement to Report Summary Compensation Data on Employee Compensation’’ (79 FR 46562). OFCCP was to receive comments on this NPRM on or before November 6, 2014. OFCCP, after considering a request to extend the comment period by an additional ninety (90) days, determined that it is appropriate to provide an additional 60-day period for comment on the proposed regulation. OFCCP is aware that multiple associations and organizations are conducting surveys of their membership to gather information relevant to the proposals and analysis in the NPRM. These surveys, in some instances, may not be concluded and their results tabulated during the initial 90-day comment period. In addition, the NPRM contained numerous references to reports, studies, articles or books, all of which are publically available. One of these references, though available, may be more difficult to obtain than the others. Therefore, upon request, OFCCP PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 will make the NPRM references available for review during normal business hours at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. To schedule an appointment to review the references, please contact OFCCP at the telephone numbers listed above. Extension of Comment Period OFCCP determined that the public would benefit from additional time to review the potential impact of the proposed requirements. Therefore, to allow the public sufficient time to review and comment on the NPRM, OFCCP is extending the comment period until January 5, 2015. Signed in Washington, DC, this 30th date of October 2014. Patricia Shiu, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–26223 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P E:\FR\FM\05NOP1.SGM 05NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 214 (Wednesday, November 5, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 65613-65614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26223]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

41 CFR Part 60-1

RIN 1250-AA03


Government Contractors, Requirement To Report Summary 
Compensation Data on Employee Compensation

AGENCY: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On August 8, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance 
Programs (OFCCP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in 
the Federal Register. This NPRM proposes amending one of the 
implementing regulations for Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment 
Opportunity, which sets forth the reporting obligations of Federal 
contractors and subcontractors. This NPRM proposes amending the 
regulation by adding a requirement that certain Federal contractors and 
subcontractors supplement their Employer Information Report (EEO-1 
Report) with summary information on compensation paid to employees, as 
contained in the Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement (W-2) forms, by sex, 
race, ethnicity, and specified job categories, as well as other 
relevant data points such as hours worked, and the number of employees.
    This document extends the comment period for the proposed rule for 
sixty (60) days. You do not need to resubmit your comment if you have 
already commented on the proposed rule. Should you choose to do so, you 
can submit additional or supplemental comments. OFCCP will consider all 
comments received from the date of publication of the proposed rule 
through the close of the extended comment period.

DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on August 8, 2014,

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scheduled to close on November 6, 2014, is extended until January 5, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1250-AA03, by any 
of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 693-1304 (for comments of six pages or fewer).
     Mail: Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy, 
Planning, and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs, Room C-3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of 
Policy, Planning, and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract 
Compliance Programs, Room C-3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0103.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 8, 2014, OFCCP published a 
proposed rule entitled ``Government Contractors, Requirement to Report 
Summary Compensation Data on Employee Compensation'' (79 FR 46562). 
OFCCP was to receive comments on this NPRM on or before November 6, 
2014.
    OFCCP, after considering a request to extend the comment period by 
an additional ninety (90) days, determined that it is appropriate to 
provide an additional 60-day period for comment on the proposed 
regulation.
    OFCCP is aware that multiple associations and organizations are 
conducting surveys of their membership to gather information relevant 
to the proposals and analysis in the NPRM. These surveys, in some 
instances, may not be concluded and their results tabulated during the 
initial 90-day comment period. In addition, the NPRM contained numerous 
references to reports, studies, articles or books, all of which are 
publically available. One of these references, though available, may be 
more difficult to obtain than the others. Therefore, upon request, 
OFCCP will make the NPRM references available for review during normal 
business hours at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, 
Room C-3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. To 
schedule an appointment to review the references, please contact OFCCP 
at the telephone numbers listed above.

Extension of Comment Period

    OFCCP determined that the public would benefit from additional time 
to review the potential impact of the proposed requirements. Therefore, 
to allow the public sufficient time to review and comment on the NPRM, 
OFCCP is extending the comment period until January 5, 2015.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 30th date of October 2014.
Patricia Shiu,
Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2014-26223 Filed 11-4-14; 8:45 am]
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