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Affirmative Action Verification Initiative

Using AAVI as an opportunity to adopt a comprehensive approach to EEO compliance at your organization. Equal employment opportunity (EEO) and ensuring fair employment access for all people is central...

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At Long Last – AAP Verification is ALMOST Here

On August 31, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published its approval of the OFCCP’s Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (‘AAVI’). It has been a long time coming....

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Women in the Workplace

Perspective is everything, especially in growing environments where diversity and inclusion are becoming increasingly important. Picture this, you are a summer Marketing Intern, and you are asked to write a...

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The OFCCP Budget Justification Gives Insight into the Fate of Contractor Accountability

On Friday, May 28, President Biden released his request to the Congress for a budget for the Executive Branch of the federal government for Fiscal Year 2022 (beginning October 1,...

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Ten Recent OFCCP Reforms You May Not Have Heard About, Continued

Part 2: Affirmative Action-Related Reforms In Part One of this series, I discussed liability-related reforms recently announced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFFCP). Keep reading to learn...

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Battling Bias in Your Selections

You have done everything you are supposed to do in order to increase minority and female hiring. You are happy with targeted outreach done in tandem with Talent Acquisition. Circa’s...

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OFCCP Unveils New AAP Verification Web Page

OFCCP has a new “AAVI” landing page or Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface. This appears as an indication that the OFCCP is proceeding with AAP certification/verification. What is the OFCCP’s...

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OFCCP Practice: Looking Forward Through the Rear-View Mirror

President Biden revoked former President Trump’s controversial Executive Order 13590 on “race and sex stereotyping” the day of his inauguration. Given the chilling effect that the Order had on diversity...

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OFCCP’s Section 503 Focused Reviews 2020 Annual Report is a “Word to the Wise”

The OFCCP’s Section 503 Focused Reviews 2020 Annual Report (“the Report”) is important because it reminds contractors what to have on hand if audited under the program. It also reflects...

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