Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Construction Scheduling Letter; Proposed Approval of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-28266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 (PRA). The program helps 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 (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the proposed information collection that covers OFCCP's construction scheduling letter. 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 or by accessing it at www.regulations.gov.
Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause's Religious Exemption
Document Number: 2020-26418
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) publishes this final rule to clarify the scope and application of the religious exemption. These clarifications to the religious exemption will help organizations with federal government contracts and subcontracts and federally assisted construction contracts and subcontracts better understand their obligations.
RIN 1250-AA10
Document Number: 2020-24858
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor (``the Department'') publishes this final rule to codify procedures that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (``OFCCP'' or ``the agency'') uses to resolve potential discrimination and other material violations of the laws and regulations administered by OFCCP applicable to Federal contractors and subcontractors, add clarifying definitions to specify the types of evidence OFCCP uses to support its discrimination findings, and correct the title of OFCCP's agency head.
Construction Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements; Proposed Renewal of Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-24112
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 (PRA). 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 collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to renew the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection that covers OFCCP's construction recordkeeping and reporting requirements. The current OMB approval for this collection expires on April 30, 2021. 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 or by accessing it at www.regulations.gov.
Request for Information; Race and Sex Stereotyping and Scapegoating
Document Number: 2020-23339
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the Department of Labor seeks comments, information, and materials from the public relating to workplace trainings that involve race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating. OFCCP protects workers by ensuring that those doing business with the Federal government (known as Federal contractors and subcontractors) do not treat workers differently on the basis of race, sex, or other protected characteristics. Information provided in response to this request will assist OFCCP in that mission. This request for information also provides hotline contact information (202- 343-2008 and OFCCPComplaintHotline@dol.gov) that can be used to confidentially report to the Federal government the unlawful use of racist or sexist training materials.
Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface; New Information Collection Requirements; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-20105
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Department of Labor (DOL), 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 (PRA). 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 collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to implement the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAP-VI). 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 or by accessing it at https://www.regulations.gov/.
Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: TRICARE Providers
Document Number: 2020-11934
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's or Department's) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) publishes this final rule to amend its regulations pertaining to its authority over TRICARE health care providers. The final rule is intended to increase access to care for uniformed service members and veterans and to provide certainty for health care providers who serve TRICARE beneficiaries. It is also anticipated that this final rule will result in cost savings for TRICARE providers. In a reconsideration of its legal position, the final rule provides that OFCCP lacks authority over Federal health care providers who participate in TRICARE. In the alternative, the final rule establishes a national interest exemption from Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 for health care providers with agreements to furnish medical services and supplies to individuals participating in TRICARE. Thus, even if OFCCP had authority over Federal health care providers who participate in TRICARE (which this rule clarifies it does not), OFCCP has determined that special circumstances in the national interest justify granting the exemption as it would improve uniformed service members' and veterans' access to medical care, more efficiently allocate OFCCP's limited resources for enforcement activities, and provide greater uniformity, certainty, and notice for health care providers participating in TRICARE. Under the final rule, OFCCP will retain authority over health care providers participating in TRICARE if they hold a separate covered Federal contract or subcontract that is not for providing health care services under TRICARE. TRICARE providers that fall outside of OFCCP's authority under this final rule remain subject to all other Federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination and providing for equal employment opportunity.
Rules Concerning Discretionary Review by the Secretary
Document Number: 2020-10909
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of the Secretary, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
The Department of Labor is issuing this final rule to establish a system of discretionary secretarial review over cases pending before or decided by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical changes to Departmental regulations governing the timing and finality of decisions of the Administrative Review Board and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals to ensure consistency with the new discretionary review processes established in this rule and in Secretary's Order 01-2020.
Discretionary Review by the Secretary
Document Number: 2020-04018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to seek public comments on a proposal to establish a system of discretionary secretarial review over cases pending before or decided by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical changes to Departmental regulations governing the timing and finality of decisions of the Administrative Review Board and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals to ensure consistency with the new discretionary review processes proposed in this rule and established in Secretary's Order 01-2020.
Discretionary Review by the Secretary
Document Number: 2020-04017
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-06
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor is issuing this direct final rule (DFR) to establish a system of discretionary secretarial review over cases pending before or decided by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical changes to Departmental regulations governing the timing and finality of decisions of the Administrative Review Board and the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals to ensure consistency with the new discretionary review processes proposed in this rule and established in Secretary's Order 01-2020.