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The EEO-1 Deadline Has Moved Again

UPDATE EEO-1 Report The EEOC has issued an additional extension on filing the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports. The online portal will now remain open until October 25, 2021. You can find the online filing system at: EEOCdata.org/eeo1. Companies that experienced a merger/acquisition/spinoff during 2019 or 2020 no longer have to [...]

By |2021-08-18T22:59:05-05:00August 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Do you use temporary workers?

As we all know - OFCCP requires companies to offer self-identification forms to applicants (for gender, race/ethnicity, disability, and veteran status).1 Companies commonly overlook that the use of temporary/staffing agencies does not relieve the company of its requirements to attempt to collect this information from its “entire” process when temporary employees [...]

By |2021-08-18T22:59:42-05:00August 17th, 2021|News|0 Comments

DE&I – Are your efforts well-done or half-baked?

While 75% of Americans support diversity and inclusion efforts in the workplace1 most diversity programs do little to increase diversity. Some initiatives, like mandatory training, tests, and grievance systems, have been shown to decrease retention of target groups2. The good news is, some initiatives have been found to statistically improve retention [...]

By |2021-06-29T14:09:47-05:00June 29th, 2021|News|0 Comments


One of the earliest recorded Memorial Day events occurred in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1865. Near the end of the American Civil War, Charleston was liberated by the famed 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, made up of all Black soldiers. Following liberation, freed slaves exhumed the bodies of Union soldiers that had been [...]

By |2021-05-28T17:34:10-05:00May 28th, 2021|News|0 Comments

EEO-1 Report Portal Opening

EEO-1 Report The EEOC mailed letters to companies that have previously filed EEO-1 reports. The letters were sent to the address used on the 2018 headquarters report. The letter contains the Company ID and Passcode necessary to log-in and file the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 report. The online portal will open April 26, [...]

By |2021-04-29T14:59:06-05:00April 23rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark is 5.6 Percent

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just announced the National Annual Veteran Hiring Benchmark will be reduced, effective March 31, from 5.7% to 5.6%. Read more about the Benchmark at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/vevraa/hiring-benchmark.

By |2021-03-30T12:51:52-05:00March 30th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface Update

Federal contractors and subcontractors are one small step closer to OFCCP's AAP Verification Initiative becoming reality. OFCCP just updated the Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface website with with a "Coming Soon" title. As previously reported, the interface is being designed to require federal (sub)contactors to annually certify compliance with affirmative action regulations and [...]

By |2021-03-11T14:32:39-05:00March 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments
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