The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is a busy place. The agency has announced a multitude of priorities that affect federal contractors and subcontractors. Among these priorities are the following:

  • Issues concerning veterans
  • Issues concerning individuals with disabilities
  • Compensation
  • Use of criminal records in the selection process

There were new regulations or directives issued on each of these subjects during 2013.

Along with these priorities, OFCCP is interested in outreach efforts made to find minorities and females, actions taken to accommodate the religious observances of employees, and efforts made to comply with the Executive Order requiring that notifications are provided to employees about their collective bargaining rights. During affirmative action compliance reviews, OFCCP may ask questions about job listings with the employment service delivery system (ESDS) offices, specific accommodations made for individuals with disabilities, pay disparit