During the last several weeks, OFCCP has been conducting a series of Listening Sessions to collect information for incorporation into a soon-to-be-released Academic Technical Assistance Guide (TAG). This TAG will serve as a resource for academic institutions who are federal contractors. It's long overdue, and academia is anxious to see which issues the TAG does, and does not, address.


When I established my law firm in 2010, I wanted to find a way to fill a need for the federal contracting community. As I reflected on my own experience working with contractors in many different industries, I realized that the academic community was largely underserved by consultants and misunderstood by the enforcement agency, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The regulations were developed for the supply and service sector, and in some instances, were difficult to apply to academic institutions. It was the square peg trying to