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Category: Higher Eduction

Outreach to Minority Serving Institutions Helps Diversify Your Organization

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are institutions of higher education that have a significant percentage of minority students. The U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Civil Rights explains, “They are...

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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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Limited Interest Exemption from OFCCP

Given the recent devastation that Hurricane Laura has brought, OFCCP Director Craig Leen published a memorandum granting limited extension and waiver from some requirements within contracts for hurricane relief efforts....

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Employment Success During Coronavirus

Until the coronavirus pandemic struck, employers struggled this year to fill open positions, but now business success and employment rates have been shaken. In the blink of an eye, Americans...

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Don’t Stop Your Job Search Because of COVID-19

Companies rapidly hiring under the “New Norm.” There is a COVID-19 myth right now that companies are furloughing employees, and unemployment is anticipated to skyrocket. Don’t believe it. Large employers...

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Managing Through the Coronavirus Q&A

Below we have outlined the questions and answers from the webinar, “Managing Through the Coronavirus.” Thank you for submitting your coronavirus questions! We have grouped them together by topic for...

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OFCCP’s First Opinion Letter Focuses on Pell Grants

Last August, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) created Directive 2018-08, a commitment to greater transparency from OFCCP as it relates to compliance activities. One area OFCCP pledged...

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OFCCP Clarifies Role of Student Workers in Your AAP

A new FAQ on OFCCP's website offers additional guidance on student workers when it comes to federal contractors' Affirmative Action Plans (AAP). According to OFCCP, a student worker is "a...

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OFCCP Issues Directive on Student Workers

For months, the federal contractor community has been waiting for OFCCP to release the new Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for higher education institutions. While OFCCP continues to finalize the TAG,...

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