Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update

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On June 7, 2024, OFCCP released its latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL). The list identifies 500 supply and service contractors and subcontractors selected for a Compliance Review (Establishment Review), Corporate Management Compliance Evaluation, Functional Affirmative Action Program Review, or University Review. Note that the list merely notifies contractors that they will be audited in

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has released its 2024 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) benchmark.  Effective March 31, 2024, the new benchmark is 5.2%, a slight decrease from 2023’s 5.4% benchmark.  This is OFCCP’s ninth reduction of the benchmark, which has steadily declined since its inception in 2014.

The VEVRAA

On March 25, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that its Contractor Portal will open to receive Affirmative Action Program (“AAP”) certification submissions on April 1, 2024.  Certifications must be made by July 1, 2024.

Since launching the Contractor Portal in 2022, OFCCP has required covered federal contractors and subcontractors to “certify, on

            On January 29, 2024, the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Biden Administration announced that it would be taking new actions to implement the Executive Order on Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal Contracting by Promoting Pay Equity and Transparency issued by President Biden in March

On December 22, 2023, a court in the Northern District of California ordered the disclosure of EEO-1 Reports filed by federal contractors and subcontractors (“Contractors”) between 2016 and 2020 in the case, Center for Investigative Reporting v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor, No. 3:22-cv-07182-WHA (N.D. Cal. Dec. 22, 2023).  

As we previously reported,

On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence” (the “EO”), the first executive order directly addressing artificial intelligence.

Of particular interest to federal government contractors, the EO provides that within 365 days of publication, “to prevent unlawful discrimination from

We appear to be on the precipice of another federal government shutdown.  Absent a political compromise, the federal government’s funding will run out on September 30, 2023.  During previous government shutdowns, government agencies and departments issued stop-work orders, grinding work on government projects and contracts to a halt.  Contractors were then faced with the difficult task

As we previously posted, federal contractors and subcontractors meeting the VEVRAA eligibility threshold (“Covered Contractors”) have until September 30, 2023 to file their VETS-4212 Reports.

Covered Contractors are “recommend[ed]” to file the form electronically, but they can email or physically mail a paper form to the DOL. Federal contracting agencies “are prohibited from… expending funds

On September 8, 2023, OFCCP announced it posted a new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for supply and service contractors. OFCCP announced that the list consists of 1,000 federal contractors and subcontractors selected for a Compliance Review (Establishment Review), Corporate Management Compliance Evaluation, Functional Affirmative Action Program Review or a University Review.

Note that the

Updated: September 2, 2023.

On August 25, 2023, OFCCP announced the implementation of its revised Combined Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, which “applies to supply and service compliance evaluations scheduled on or after August 24, 2023.”  The documents are provided to contractors at the outset of OFCCP audits and set forth the materials contractors