AFFIRMATIVE ACTION & EEO NEWS

EEOC To Permit Short Window of Additional Time for Late EEO-1 Report Submissions

April 29th, 2022|

Additional Time for Late EEO-1 Report Submissions Boosting Businesses What happens once the Tuesday, May 17, 2022 deadline passes? Will I still be permitted to submit my 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 Report(s) if I have been unable to do so by the May 17, 2022 published deadline? [...]

  • 3 Techniques for Hiring and Retaining Military Veterans

3 Techniques for Hiring and Retaining Military Veterans

April 28th, 2022|

You may know you want the expertise of a veteran, but you may not know how to get it. Here are three techniques for hiring and retaining military veterans.

2022 EEO-1 Portal

April 20th, 2022|

The 2022 EEO-1 Reporting Portal is Open for Business Boosting Businesses How do I access the EEO-1 reporting system and what is the deadline for filing? EEO-1 ReportThe EEOC emailed details regarding filing to companies that have previously filed EEO-1 reports. The emails were [...]

OFCCP Compliance Audit Directive 2022-02

April 1st, 2022|

Boosting Businesses OFCCP Issues Directive 2022-02 - Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement The OFCCP has clarified their enforcement initiatives with the issuance of Directive 2022-02, which explicitly rescinds the following directives established under the Trump administration:DIR 2018-06, Contractor Recognition Program (Aug. 24, 2018) - recognizing [...]

  • The Benefits of Outsourcing OFCCP Compliance

The Benefits of Outsourcing OFCCP Compliance

March 16th, 2022|

That time of year may be creeping up on you again—your AAP’s expiration. Here are the benefits of outsourcing OFCCP compliance.

Directive 2022-01: Pay Equity Audits

March 15th, 2022|

OFCCP Pay Equity Audit Directive Released Today The OFCCP reiterated its commitment to enforcing pay equity compliance today with the release of Directive 2022-01: Pay Equity Audits. This directive emphasized that the OFCCP will request evidence that companies have conducted their required compensation analyses in desk [...]

  • Best Practices for Ensuring Your Compensation Plan Is Fair

Best Practices for Ensuring Your Compensation Plan Is Fair

March 9th, 2022|

Making sure your company's compensation plan is fair is critical to maintaining employee satisfaction, preventing morale issues and avoiding costly settlements with the OFCCP. A well-executed compensation plan will attract the best employees, keep them motivated, and ultimately increase productivity. Navigating the compensation systems is not easy, [...]

OFCCP Contractor Portal – Why Am I Being Asked to Certify Affirmative Action Plan Compliance?

February 5th, 2022|

Why Am I Being Asked to Certify My Affirmative Action Plan Compliance on the OFCCP Contractor Portal? The short answer is the federal contractor community overwhelmingly failed to prove their compliance with affirmative action regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).The Long AnswerEnforcement statistics from [...]

OFCCP Contractor Portal Registration Has Started

February 1st, 2022|

UPDATE - OFCCP Contractor Portal Registration Per our previous communications, the OFCCP officially opened registration for the Contractor Portal today. At this time federal contractors can create a Login.gov account and register their company on the OFCCP Contractor portal, verifying and/or updating whether their information is correct. If [...]

OFCCP Contractor Portal Certification Question

January 31st, 2022|

The OFCCP Contractor Portal Boosting Businesses What happens if I certify but I am not fully compliant (not conducting the self-audit, compensation analysis, etc.)? Maintaining an AAP means more than checking off the box once a year– there are requirements, such as those described [...]

OFCCP Contractor Portal and Affirmative Action Plan Certification: Updated Questions and Answers

January 24th, 2022|

What is the OFCCP Contractor Portal and AAP certification? Federal Regulations at 41 CFR § 60-1 give the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) the ability to require covered contractors to annually certify that they are meeting their affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246. The OFCCP Contractor [...]

The OFCCP Contractor Portal and AAP Certification – Questions & Answers

January 20th, 2022|

What is the OFCCP Contractor Portal and AAP certification? Federal Regulations at 41 CFR § 60-1 give the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) the ability to require covered contractors to annually certify that they are meeting their affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246. The OFCCP Contractor Portal has [...]

California Pay Data Report Filing Requirements

January 11th, 2022|

On December 13, 2021 the State of California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) mailed letters to companies which they deem having met the filing requirement for the annual California Pay Data Report. This year companies will be required to register and create a profile prior to submitting [...]

OFCCP’s Contractor Portal Opening and Deadline to Certify AAPs Announced

December 2nd, 2021|

Today, OFCCP released deadlines and FAQs about its Contractor Portal (previously known as Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface). Contractors will be required to register and annually certify whether they have an AAP for their establishment(s) subject to OFCCP’s jurisdictional thresholds. The Portal will also be used by contractors to [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2021|

A special greeting to express our sincere appreciation for your business, your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply blessed by our relationship with you and extend our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.

Workshop Announcement

October 14th, 2021|

"How Little Things Lead to Big Problems: Microaggressions in the Workplace" When: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 10:00 am-11:15 a.m. CST Where:      Webex Workshop: "How Little Things Lead to Big Problems: Microaggressions in the Workplace" One day someone interrupts Jane in a meeting, and she [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Clause and Compliance Requirements – What You Need to Know

September 16th, 2021|

The new vaccine requirement for federal employees and contractors has sparked a lot of interest (and controversy) during the past week. There is a lot of information to digest in “Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors” (EO 14042), part of the President’s “Path out of the [...]

AAP Verification and Other Compliance Updates

September 15th, 2021|

EEO-1 Component 2 Data Under the direction of OFCCP Director Jennifer Yang, the agency ‘reversed course’ last week on their position regarding the utility of the EEO-1 Component 2 Data collected during the 2017 and 2018 reporting cycles. Previous statements made by OFCCP in 2019 [...]

The EEO-1 Deadline Has Moved Again

August 18th, 2021|

UPDATE EEO-1 ReportThe 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 [...]

Do you use temporary workers?

August 17th, 2021|

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” [...]

Mandatory Training

July 31st, 2021|

Have you conducted your annual Affirmative Action/EEO training for managers and others involved in the selection process? It is a regulatory requirement that if left undone often leads to problems in OFCCP compliance audits and complaint investigations. Kairos has an easy button for you! Simply upload [...]

ILG National Conference

July 30th, 2021|

Kairos management team members Nick Paul and Will Waymel were selected as speakers for the 2021 National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) Conference to be held this August 1-4 in Nashville, TN. The NILG Conference is the ‘must attend’ annual conference for professionals in affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and [...]

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

June 29th, 2021|

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 [...]

Federal contractors and subcontractors must comply with Executive Order 11246’s non-discrimination and affirmative action regulations practices. To ensure every federal contractor complies, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regularly audits contractors and now requires they annually certify their compliance on its Contractor Portal.

If you are a federal contractor and have received an audit scheduling letter, you may feel concerned or lost about how you’ll make it through with a Notice of Compliance. If this is the case, you need Kairos Services’ affirmative action plan consultants to step in and guide you to keep your business compliant and far from OFCCP allegations of discrimination. Our team of experienced experts will be with you every step of the way to help you through the process with as little trouble as possible.

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