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Proposed ‘PDN Rule’ changes: OFCCP Makes an Expected About Face

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a notice of proposed rule change that would take a hatchet to the prior administration’s November 2020 changes to race and...

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Promoting Health and Safety in the Workplace

Properly managing health and safety in the workplace has been a requirement and necessity for decades, and recognition of its importance has increased even more so following the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Recruiting in a Tight Market: Aspirin or Elbow Grease?

The pandemic has created the tightest US labor market in at least 20 years. Trying to hire?  The January 2022 numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are the...

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The OFCCP: 2021 Year in Review

As of December 2021, President Biden has signed 75 Executive Orders. Two of them, outlined below, are of particular importance to federal contractors. Under Director Yang the OFCCP spent 2021...

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AAP Verification Interface is Live. What Does this Mean for Federal Contractors?

Milwaukee, WI (December 2, 2021) – Based on findings of 2016 Government Accountability Office, close to 85% of contractor establishments did not submit an AAP within 30 days of receiving...

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Backpack Coalition with United Way

Circa partnered with United Way to help the community head back to school in 2021. Since March of 2020, COVID-19 has impacted the lives of so many in our community....

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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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OFCCP Officially Launches Ombuds Service

Omdbudsman Marcus Stergio and OFCCP have formally launched the Ombuds Service program. OFCCP created this service to "ensure that all who are involved with the work of the agency have...

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OFCCP Input on Employment Preference for American Indians

In a new FAQ last week, OFCCP provided federal contractors with guidance on employment preference for American Indians (Native Americans). Specifically,  OFCCP acknowledges for the first time that contractors can...

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