Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Implementation of Executive Order 13672 Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors
Document Number: 2014-28902
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is revising the regulations implementing Executive Order (EO) 11246, as amended, in accordance with Executive Order (EO) 13672, ``Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity,'' which was signed by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2014. EO 13672 amended EO 11246, which previously only prohibited discrimination by Federal contractors and subcontractors on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, and national origin and required them to take affirmative measures to prevent discrimination on those bases from occurring. More specifically, EO 13672 amended section 202 and section 203 of EO 11246, by substituting the phrase ``sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin'' for ``sex or national origin.'' This final rule implements EO 13672 by making the same substitution wherever the phrase ``sex or national origin'' appears in the regulations implementing EO 11246.
Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors
Document Number: 2014-28723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
As a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, the Department of Labor (DOL) conducts a pre- clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)(A). The 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 the collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Department notes that a Federal agency cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the PRA, and displays a currently valid OMB control number, and the public is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB number. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a currently valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 1230.5(a) and 1320.6.
Government Contractors, Requirement To Report Summary Compensation Data on Employee Compensation
Document Number: 2014-26223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of OMB Approval
Document Number: 2014-23177
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
This notice announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the supply and service recordkeeping requirements for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This also includes approval of a revised Scheduling Letter, Itemized Listing, and Compliance Check Letter covering the Executive Order (EO) 11246 non- construction, supply and service, aspects of the agency's program that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). This notice announces OMB approval of control number 1250-0003.
Government Contractors, Prohibitions Against Pay Secrecy Policies and Actions
Document Number: 2014-21945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposes amending the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246 that set forth the basic equal employment opportunity requirements that apply to Federal contractors and subcontractors. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes including definitions for key words or terms used in Executive Order 13665. The NPRM also proposes amending the mandatory equal opportunity clauses that are included in Federal contracts and subcontracts and federally assisted construction contracts. The NPRM would delete the outdated reference to the ``Deputy Assistant Secretary'' and replace it with the ``Director of OFCCP.'' The NPRM also proposes to change the title of a section regarding the inclusion of the equal opportunity clause by reference and making conforming changes in the text. In addition, the NPRM would establish contractor defenses to allegations of violations of the nondiscrimination provision. The proposed rule also adds a section requiring Federal contractors to notify employees and job applicants of the nondiscrimination protection created by Executive Order 13665 using existing methods of communicating to applicants and employees.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-20711
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
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.
Government Contractors: Requirement To Report Summary Data on Employee Compensation; Correction
Document Number: 2014-19760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, published a document in the Federal Register on August 8, 2014, seeking comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding reporting summary data on employee compensation. This document corrects errors in that document.
Government Contractors, Requirement To Report Summary Data on Employee Compensation
Document Number: 2014-18557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposes to amend one of its implementing regulations for Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity, which sets forth the reporting obligations of Federal contractors and subcontractors. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) would amend 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 summary compensation data collection from Federal contractors and subcontractors by OFCCP is a critical tool for eradicating compensation discrimination. It would enable OFCCP to direct its enforcement resources toward entities for which reported data suggest potential pay violations, and not toward entities for which there is no evidence of potential pay violations. It would also enhance two enforcement objectives: Greater voluntary compliance; and greater deterrence of noncompliant behaviors by contractors and subcontractors. OFCCP seeks to achieve these dual and complementary objectives while minimizing, to the extent feasible, the compliance burden borne by Federal contractors and subcontractors.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Correction; OMB Number: 1250-0002
Document Number: 2014-03505
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, published a document in the Federal Register on February 5, 2014 seeking comments on its information collection and revised complaint form. This form, ``Complaint Form CC-4, Complaint of Employment Discrimination by Federal Government Contractors or Subcontractors,'' is OMB control number 1250-0002. Under the heading ``Improved Information Technology'' in column 3 on page 6926 the incorrect statement ``The CC-4 is available on the Internet for downloading or electronic submission at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/ compliance/pdf/English.pdf.'' is corrected to read ``The current OMB approved CC-4 is available on the Internet for downloading or electronic submission at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/pdf/ English.pdf.'' The first page of the proposed information collection on page 6929 of the Federal Register failed to display information in three fields located in the left-hand column, the third block of the right-hand column and the bottom section of the form. The questions and information included in these fields is posted below in a reformatted version of the form originally published on February 5, 2014.
Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 2014-02426
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
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 Employment Discrimination by Federal Government Contractors and Subcontractors. 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.