Compliance Evaluations Continue

We understand that many of our HR contacts are extremely busy and focusing on employee relations and COVID related matters. However, please do not let your guard down on compliance. OFCCP continues to operate and is moving forward on existing audits, while also scheduling new audits. It is ‘business as usual’ for both OFCCP and EEOC. The EEOC just released a bulletin that includes updated guidance about return-to-work situations, making reasonable accommodations, and harassment. The bulletin can be found at the following link.

OMB Approves “New” OFCCP Scheduling Letters – Spoiler Alert – No Major Changes!

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reviewed comments and approved OFCCP’s compliance audit scheduling letters that will be sent to Supply & Service Contractors for the next three years, until April 2023. The letters included in OMB’s approval include: Compliance Evaluations, Compliance Checks, Section 503 Focused Reviews and VEVRAA Focused Reviews. The approved letters saw no significant changes from OFCCP’s current letters. Although a few minor changes did occur, they do not constitute significant changes to the compliance audit process. The letters are available on OMB’s website at the following link.

EEO-1 Reporting

The EEO-1 portal continues to remain closed. The public has until April 22 to comment on the EEOC’s request for approval from OMB, for the collection of Component 1 Data. Kairos does not expect to see the EEO-1 portal open until mid-year 2020.