The first few weeks of the new presidential administration have produced a number of surprises in various realms. However, there has been relatively little activity involving the regulatory agencies that deal with employment issues. This is in part due to the absence of a Secretary of Labor. As of the publication date of this article, the Trump administration’s first nominee for Secretary of Labor has withdrawn, and the administration will need to look for another nominee. In the meantime, administrative agencies within the Department of Labor are basically at a standstill as they await instructions from the new Secretary of Labor.
With the change in presidential administrations, there was little expectation that the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) wo