Discrimination on the Basis of Sex; Extension of Comment Period, 17373 [2015-07490]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Proposed Rules change the rule based on your comments. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 2. Viewing Comments and Documents Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2010–0194) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 3. 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In order to ensure full public participation in this rulemaking, we are reopening the comment period for a period of 60 days to allow commenters to read and comment on the detailed Regulatory Analysis if desired. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS D. Authority This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: March 26, 2015. Jeffrey G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2015–07466 Filed 3–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Mar 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 41 CFR Part 60–20 RIN 1250–AA05 Discrimination on the Basis of Sex; Extension of Comment Period Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and extension of the comment period. AGENCY: On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register. The NPRM (80 FR 5246) proposed regulations setting forth requirements that covered Federal Government contractors and subcontractors, and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, must meet in fulfilling their obligations under Executive Order 11246, as amended. This includes ensuring nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of sex and taking affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their sex. This document extends the comment period for the proposed rule for 14 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 January 30, 2015 (80 FR 5246), and scheduled to close on March 31, 2015, is extended. Comments must be received on or before April 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1250–AA05, 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 and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 17373 Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Room C–3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–0104. On January 30, 2015, OFCCP published a proposed rule entitled ‘‘Discrimination on the Basis of Sex’’ (80 FR 5246). OFCCP was to receive comments on this NPRM on or before March 31, 2015. OFCCP, after considering a request to extend the comment period until after the Supreme Court issued an opinion in the then pending case of Young v. United Parcel Service (U.S. No. 12–1226), determined that it is appropriate to provide additional time to review the Court’s recent decision and its potential impact on the proposals in the NPRM. On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Young v. United Parcel Service, 575ll U.S. ll (2015); 2015 WL 1310745 (Mar. 25, 2015). The Young case addressed the issue of an employer’s duty to accommodate pregnant employees. OFCCP’s NPRM addresses the issue of discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, and the obligations of Federal contractors and subcontractors to provide workplace accommodations for these conditions. This issue was before the Court in Young. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Comment Period OFCCP determined that the public could benefit from additional time to review the Court’s decision in Young. Therefore, OFCCP is extending the comment period for the NPRM until April 14, 2015. Signed in Washington, DC, this 27th day of March 2015. Debra A. Carr, Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–07490 Filed 3–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P E:\FR\FM\01APP1.SGM 01APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 62 (Wednesday, April 1, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

41 CFR Part 60-20

RIN 1250-AA05


Discrimination on the Basis of Sex; Extension of Comment Period

AGENCY: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Labor.

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

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SUMMARY: On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance 
Programs (OFCCP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in 
the Federal Register. The NPRM (80 FR 5246) proposed regulations 
setting forth requirements that covered Federal Government contractors 
and subcontractors, and federally assisted construction contractors and 
subcontractors, must meet in fulfilling their obligations under 
Executive Order 11246, as amended. This includes ensuring 
nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of sex and taking 
affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that 
employees are treated during employment, without regard to their sex.
    This document extends the comment period for the proposed rule for 
14 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 January 30, 2015 
(80 FR 5246), and scheduled to close on March 31, 2015, is extended. 
Comments must be received on or before April 14, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 1250-AA05, 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 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 and Program Development, Office of Federal Contract Compliance 
Programs, Room C-3325, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210. Telephone: (202) 693-0104.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 30, 2015, OFCCP published a 
proposed rule entitled ``Discrimination on the Basis of Sex'' (80 FR 
5246). OFCCP was to receive comments on this NPRM on or before March 
31, 2015.
    OFCCP, after considering a request to extend the comment period 
until after the Supreme Court issued an opinion in the then pending 
case of Young v. United Parcel Service (U.S. No. 12-1226), determined 
that it is appropriate to provide additional time to review the Court's 
recent decision and its potential impact on the proposals in the NPRM.
    On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Young v. 
United Parcel Service, 575__ U.S. __ (2015); 2015 WL 1310745 (Mar. 25, 
2015). The Young case addressed the issue of an employer's duty to 
accommodate pregnant employees. OFCCP's NPRM addresses the issue of 
discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical 
conditions, and the obligations of Federal contractors and 
subcontractors to provide workplace accommodations for these 
conditions. This issue was before the Court in Young.

Extension of Comment Period

    OFCCP determined that the public could benefit from additional time 
to review the Court's decision in Young. Therefore, OFCCP is extending 
the comment period for the NPRM until April 14, 2015.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 27th day of March 2015.
Debra A. Carr,
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development, Office of Federal 
Contract Compliance Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-07490 Filed 3-31-15; 8:45 am]
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