On May 12th, OFCCP published in the Federal Register its proposed changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing.

Below is the OFCCP’s description and justification of the proposed changes:

“OFCCP has revised the Scheduling Letter and its Itemized Listing. These revisions will reduce overall burden hours on contractors and enhance OFCCP’s desk audit and data analysis abilities. The revisions in the body of the Scheduling Letter were made for clarity and do not affect overall burden hours. The changes to the Itemized listing are the following:

1. A new item 8: submission of employment policies covering the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), pregnancy leave, and accommodations for religious observances and practices. Receipt of these policies would assist OFCCP in better determining the existence of sex or religious discrimination indicators within contractor organizations. Additionally, the policy requirements would enhance OFCCP’s broad authority under Executive Order 11246 to pro