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Conference Call Meeting of the Department of Justice's (DOJ's) National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-21970
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This is an announcement of a conference call meeting of DOJ's National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee to discuss various issues relating to the operation and implementation of NMVTIS.
Meeting of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board
Document Number: 2015-21565
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This is an announcement of a meeting (in-person and virtual) of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board, primarily intended to consider nominations for the 2014-2015 Medal of Valor. Additional issues of importance to the Board will also be discussed, to include but not limited to a discussion about the pending presentation ceremony to recognize and award 2013-2014 Medal of Valor to the recipients. The meeting/conference call date and time is listed below.
Offender Monitoring Analytics Market Survey
Document Number: 2015-21564
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is soliciting information in support of the upcoming National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center (NIJ RT&E Center) ``Market Survey of Offender Monitoring Analytics (OMA) Technologies.'' This market survey, which will address offender monitoring in community settings, will be published by NIJ to assist agencies in their assessment of relevant information prior to making purchasing decisions on commercially-available systems being marketed for use by criminal justice professionals. The NIJ RT&E Center also invites comments with regard to the market survey itself, including which categories of information are appropriate for comparison, as well as promotional material (e.g., slick sheets) and print-quality images in electronic format.
Webinar Meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice
Document Number: 2015-19866
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-13
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has scheduled a webinar meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ).
Meeting of the Office of Justice Programs' Science Advisory Board
Document Number: 2015-17886
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-22
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of OJP's Science Advisory Board (``the Board''). General Function of the Board: The Board is chartered to provide OJP, a component of the Department of Justice, with valuable advice in the areas of science and statistics for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of its programs and activities in criminal and juvenile justice.
Non-Discrimination in Compensation; Compensation Data Collection Tool
Document Number: 2011-20299
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is issuing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in order to invite the public to provide input on the development and implementation of a compensation data collection tool. Possible uses for the collected data include generating insight into potential problems of compensation discrimination at the establishment level that warrant further review or evaluation by OFCCP or contractor self-audit. OFCCP could use the data collected by the tool to conduct analyses at the establishment level, as well as to identify and analyze industry trends, Federal contractors' compensation practices and potential equal employment- related issues. OFCCP is issuing this Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to solicit comments from interested parties as early as possible in the development process of this new data collection tool. There will, of course, be an additional opportunity to comment following the publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. However, to maximize the opportunity to participate in the rulemaking process, OFCCP strongly encourages all interested parties to take this opportunity to submit any ideas, comments or concerns which OFCCP should consider in the course of designing this compensation data collection tool. OFCCP is especially interested in the nature of data that would be most useful for analysis, and any practical implementation issues.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Protected Veterans
Document Number: 2011-15646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
On April 26, 2011, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM proposes revising regulations implementing the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended. This document extends the comment period for the proposed rule for fourteen (14) days. If you have already commented on the proposed rule you do not need to resubmit your comment. OFCCP will consider all comments received from the date of publication of the proposed rule through the close of the extended comment period.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-14051
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps ensure that requested data is provided in the desired format, that the reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, that the collection instruments are clearly understood, and that the impact of collection requirements on respondents is properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is soliciting comments on its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Construction Information Collection. You can obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice.
Interpretive Standards for Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Voluntary Guidelines for Self-Evaluation of Compensation Practices Under Executive Order 11246; Notice of Proposed Rescission
Document Number: 2010-32602
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is proposing to rescind two guidance documents addressing compensation discrimination: Interpreting Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 with respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination (Standards) and Voluntary Guidelines for Self-Evaluation of Compensation Practices for Compliance with Executive Order 11246 with respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination (Voluntary Guidelines). OFCCP is proposing to rescind the Standards which have limited OFCCP's ability to effectively investigate, analyze and identify compensation discrimination. In so doing, OFCCP will continue to adhere to the principles of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended (Title VII) in investigating compensation discrimination and will reinstitute flexibility in its use of investigative approaches and tools. OFCCP also proposes to establish procedures for investigating compensation discrimination through the traditional means of using its compliance manual, directives and other staff guidance. OFCCP is proposing to rescind the Voluntary Guidelines because they are largely unused by the Federal Government contracting community and have not been an effective enforcement strategy.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 2010-29218
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Complaint Form CC-4, Complaint of Discrimination in Employment under Federal Government Contracts. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors; Evaluation of Affirmative Action Provisions Under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, as Amended
Document Number: 2010-18104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is issuing this Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in order to invite the public to provide input on how OFCCP can strengthen the affirmative action requirements of the regulations implementing section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503). Strengthening affirmative action requirements will help increase the employment opportunities of people with disabilities in the Federal contractor sector.
Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Protected Veterans
Document Number: E8-7123
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This final rule revises the regulations in 41 CFR part 60-250 implementing the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (``Section 4212'' or ``VEVRAA''). The regulations in part 60- 250 implement the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions of VEVRAA prior to their amendment in 2002 by the Jobs for Veterans Act (``JVA''), and apply to contracts entered into before December 1, 2003. Today's final rule revises the mandatory job listing provision in the part 60-250 regulations to provide that listing employment openings with the state workforce agency job bank or with the local employment service delivery system where the opening occurs will satisfy the mandatory job listing requirements under the part 60-250 regulations. The effect of this final rule is to conform the mandatory job listing provision in the part 60-250 regulations to the parallel provision in the regulations of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (``OFCCP'') implementing the JVA amendments to VEVRAA in 41 CFR part 60-300. Today's final rule also clarifies that the regulations in part 60-250 apply to any contract or subcontract of at least $25,000 entered into before December 1, 2003, and that the regulations in part 60-300, not the part 60-250 regulations, apply to such a contract or subcontract if it is modified on or after December 1, 2003 and the contract or subcontract as modified is for $100,000 or more.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Other Protected Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans; Correction
Document Number: E7-16361
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of August 8, 2007, (72 FR 44393). That document set forth the final regulations implementing the amendments to the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (``VEVRAA'') that were made by the Jobs for Veterans Act (``JVA'') enacted in 2002.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Other Protected Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans
Document Number: E7-15385
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is publishing a new set of regulations to implement the amendments to the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (``VEVRAA'') that were made by the Jobs for Veterans Act (``JVA'') enacted in 2002. The JVA amendments raised the threshold dollar amount of the Government contracts that are subject to the affirmative action provisions of VEVRAA, changed the categories of veterans protected by the law, and changed the manner in which the mandatory job listing requirement is to be implemented. The final regulations published today apply only to covered Government contracts entered into or modified on or after December 1, 2003. The existing VEVRAA implementing regulations found in 41 CFR part 60-250 will continue to apply to Government contracts entered into before December 1, 2003.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors; Equal Opportunity Survey
Document Number: E6-14922
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-09-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is publishing a final rule rescinding the Equal Opportunity Survey (EO Survey) requirement in order to more effectively focus enforcement resources and eliminate a regulatory requirement that fails to provide value to either OFCCP enforcement or contractor compliance. This rule allows OFCCP to better direct its resources for the benefit of victims of discrimination, the government, contractors, and taxpayers.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors; Equal Opportunity Survey; Correction
Document Number: 06-2770
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
On January 20, 2006, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM (71 FR 3373) proposes to amend the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246 by removing the current requirement for nonconstruction federal contractors to file the Equal Opportunity Survey (``EO Survey NPRM''). This document corrects the e- mail address for submitting comments on the EO Survey NPRM. Further, to ensure that all public comments are received, this document extends the comment period for the proposed rule for seven (7) days. Respondents who sent comments to the earlier e-mail address are encouraged to contact the person named below to find out if their comments were received and re-submit them to the e-mail address below if necessary.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Other Protected Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans; Correction
Document Number: 06-2769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
On January 20, 2006, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM (71 FR 3351) proposes new regulations to implement amendments to the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (``VEVRAA NPRM''). This document corrects the e-mail address for submitting comments on the VEVRAA NPRM. Further, to ensure that all public comments are received, this document extends the comment period for the proposed rule for seven (7) days. Respondents who sent comments to the earlier e-mail address are encouraged to contact the person named below to find out if their comments were received and re-submit them to the e-mail address below if necessary.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Protected Veterans; Correction
Document Number: 06-1092
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This document contains a correction to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) final regulations implementing the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), which were published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2005. Those final regulations, among other things, incorporate the changes to VEVRAA that were made by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 and the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors; Equal Opportunity Survey
Document Number: E6-646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) commissioned two studies to determine whether data submitted by contractors in response to the Equal Opportunity Survey (EO Survey) could be used to develop an effective and efficient tool to target those contractors most likely to be discriminating. The first study failed to find a correlation between the predictive variables generated from the EO Survey and determinations of noncompliance. The second study showed that the EO Survey did not provide sufficiently useful data for enforcement targeting purposes. In light of these findings, together with a review of both the costs associated with the EO Survey and the utility of the EO Survey in accomplishing any of its stated objectives, OFCCP is proposing to remove the current requirement for nonconstruction federal contractors to file the EO Survey under Section 60-2.18. This proposed change is intended to more effectively focus enforcement resources and to eliminate a regulatory requirement that fails to provide value to either OFCCP enforcement or contractor compliance. OFCCP's resources could be better directed for the benefit of victims of discrimination, the government, contractors, and taxpayers.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Disabled Veterans, Recently Separated Veterans, Other Protected Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans
Document Number: 06-440
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is proposing new regulations to implement the amendments to the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (``VEVRAA'') that were made by the Jobs for Veterans Act (``JVA'') enacted in 2002. JVA amended VEVRAA by: Raising the dollar amount of the Government contracts that are subject to the requirements of VEVRAA; changing the categories of veterans protected under the law; and changing the manner in which the mandatory job listing requirement is to be implemented. The JVA amendments apply to Government contracts entered into on or after December 1, 2003. For the convenience of contractors, veterans, and other interested parties, OFCCP proposes to publish the regulations implementing the JVA amendments to VEVRAA in a new part. This proposed rule would apply only to Government contracts entered into on or after December 1, 2003. The existing VEVRAA implementing regulations will continue to apply to Government contracts entered into before December 1, 2003. Contractors with Government contracts entered into both before, and on or after December 1, 2003, would be subject to both the requirements found in the existing VEVRAA implementing regulations and the requirements in today's proposal.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Protected Veterans
Document Number: 05-23403
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This final rule revises the regulations implementing the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212 (2001) (``Section 4212'' or ``VEVRAA''). This rule makes three general revisions to the VEVRAA regulations. First, it generally conforms the VEVRAA regulations to the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) and the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000 (VBHCIA). Second, it removes references to letters of commitment because the violations formerly incorporated into the letter of commitment are now summarized in the Compliance Evaluation Closure Letter. Third, it removes language about the effective date of the rule published in 1998 because that language is obsolete.
Obligation To Solicit Race and Gender Data for Agency Enforcement Purposes
Document Number: 05-20176
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations require covered federal contractors and subcontractors to collect information about the gender, race and ethnicity of each ``applicant'' for employment. The final rule published today modifies OFCCP applicant recordkeeping requirements to address challenges presented by the use of the Internet and electronic data technologies in contractors' recruiting and hiring processes. The final rule is intended to address recordkeeping requirements regarding ``Internet Applicants'' under all OFCCP recordkeeping and data collection requirements.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors; Compliance Evaluations in All OFCCP Programs
Document Number: 05-12220
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Federal Contract Compliance Programs Office
This final rule revises the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503), to give the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) authority to use additional investigative procedures to determine a contractor's compliance with Section 503. In this regard, this rule adopts the ``compliance evaluation approach'' that is incorporated in the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246, as amended, and the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended (VEVRAA), respectively. In addition, this final rule revises the compliance check procedure found in the current Executive Order 11246 and VEVRAA implementing regulations. The compliance check is one of the four investigative procedures currently used by OFCCP to determine a contractor's compliance with Executive Order 11246 and the affirmative action provisions of VEVRAA. This final rule makes a few other minor and non- substantive revisions to the regulations in 41 CFR Parts 60-1, 60-250, and 60-741.