March 2013

OFCCP’s Great Compensation Discrimination Publicity Stunt of 2013: A Change without a Difference

Amid great press fanfare, OFCCP reported February 26, 2013 via News Release and personal phone calls that it had released, effective February 28, 2013, the shackles the agency felt the Bush Administration had placed on the agency in 2006 and which had prevented OFCCP for the last 6 years from effectively prosecuting compensation discrimination:

“Today, we are lifting arbitrary barriers that have prevented our investigators from finding and combating illegal pay discrimination, said OFCCP Director Patricia A. Shiu, a member of the President’s National Equal Pay Task Force”, the Department of Labor’s News Release intoned.

“Prior to this action, OFCCP was constrained by a methodology adopted in 2