Volume 4, Issue 8
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Dan Kuang, Ph.D. and Marife Ramos Sandra Zeigler, Esq. Debra Milstein Gardner Bill Osterndorf
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Proposes Rule for Equal Pay Reports
by Dan Kuang, Ph.D. and Marife Ramos

In support of President Obama's continued effort to combat pay discrimination, the OFCCP announced on August 6, 2014 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will amend the regulations to require federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual Equal Pay Report (EPR) on employee compensation.

Although the details of the EPR are not yet finalized, the NPRM provides a generous preview of what lays ahead for federal contractors and subcontractors... more

Dan Kuang, Ph.D. Dan Kuang, Ph.D., has extensive experience developing and validating tests and measures for personnel... more

Marife Ramos Marife Ramos has been practicing in the field of EEO and Affirmative Action since 1996 and is currently the... more

Square Peg in a Round Hole: Practical Issues for LGBT Enforcement
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an amendment to Executive Order 11246 adding "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the list of protected bases covered by that order. The Department of Labor was directed to prepare regulations... more

Sandra Zeigler Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq. is a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP. She was only the third OFCCP Executive... more

Real Dialogue at the 32nd Annual ILG National Conference
by Debra Milstein Gardner

The 32nd Annual ILG National Conference in Washington, DC celebrated 50 years of civil rights. For those of us in attendance, it also celebrated another year of hearing great presentations by keynote speakers, seeing old friends, and meeting new colleagues... more

Ahmed Younies Debra Milstein Gardner founded Workplace Dynamics LLC as a women-owned and operated human resources consulting firm in 1990. Debra has 33 years of experience gained while working in the... more

Getting Everyone on the Same Page
by Bill Osterndorf

The 2014 National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference was held in Washington, D.C. during the first week of August. At the conference, much of the focus was on recent initiatives by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) concerning veterans, individuals with disabilities, and... more

Bill Osterndorf William A. Osterndorf is President and founder of HR Analytical Services and has been working with affirmative action/equal opportunity issues for the last 25 years in the public and... more

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