AFFIRMATIVE ACTION & EEO NEWS

The EEO-1 Deadline Has Moved Again

August 18th, 2021|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

EEO-1 Filing Extension

June 28th, 2021|

EEO-1 Report The EEOC has issued an extension on filing the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports. The online portal will now remain open until August 23, 2021. You can find the online filing system at: EEOCdata.org/eeo1. Important Notes The data upload method to file now includes a review [...]

THE FIRST MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION

May 28th, 2021|

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 [...]

EEO-1 Report Portal Opening

April 23rd, 2021|

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 [...]

Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark is 5.6 Percent

March 30th, 2021|

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.

In Honor of Equal Pay Day

March 24th, 2021|

Today, March 24, is Equal Pay Day. This date represents when the average pay for women catches up with the average pay for men from the prior year.  Almost 3 months.  The Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 were designed [...]

Affirmative Action Plan Verification Interface Update

March 11th, 2021|

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 [...]

Census EEO Tabulation Update

March 4th, 2021|

On Thursday, March 4, the U.S. Census Bureau released updates to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation that are now available for download. The updates include changes to the American Community Survey (ACS) from 2014-2018 data, used to calculate availability to compare against incumbency and set goals. Kairos [...]

CALIFORNIA PAY DATA REPORT DUE MARCH 31, 2021

March 4th, 2021|

"It is important to note that an employee declining to self-identify sex does not mean that they should automatically be reported in the non-binary category." The California Pay Data Report has rules that are different from EEO-1 and OFCCP related to gender identification. The California Department [...]

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OFCCP Updates Supply & Service Scheduling List

March 2nd, 2021|

OFCCP has amended the September 20, 2020 scheduling list by removing all establishments selected to receive focused reviews and compliance checks. The evaluations that will proceed include establishment-based compliance reviews, CMCE reviews, FAAP reviews and university compliance reviews. An amended Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL)  and amended methodology [...]

OFCCP in the Biden Administration

January 25th, 2021|

The Biden Administration introduced a number of changes last week with several Executive Orders and the appointment of a new OFCCP Director. Kairos will briefly discuss these changes and what to expect going forward. (4 minute read) OFCCP Enforcement Trends Historically, Republican administrations have focused on enforcing existing [...]

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 18th, 2021|

Today we celebrate the 92nd birthday of the late Dr King. He left behind a rich legacy as an activist and prominent leader of the nonviolent civil rights movement in the 50’s and 60’s. We honor Dr King today by sharing our favorite quotes… “There comes a time [...]

EEO-1 and California Pay Reports Update

January 14th, 2021|

EEO-1 Report On Tuesday, January 12, the EEOC issued news release on the status of the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports. The online portal will open in April 2021. Companies should expect to file the 2019 reports at the same time they file their 2020 reports. [...]

Merry Christmas from Kairos!

December 23rd, 2020|

Merry Christmas from all of us at Kairos Services! Thank you for being our valued client. We pledge to work with you to achieve 100% compliance and we promise not to take your business for granted. We know you have options and we are honored you have chosen us. [...]

In Honor of Veterans Day

November 11th, 2020|

Veterans Day is largely an occasion when we take the time to recognize and honor living veterans for their sacrifices; it is a day that we honor all those who have served our country whether in war or peace time. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Armistice Day, [...]

In Honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 22nd, 2020|

In 1968 President Lyndon Johnson began the observance of Hispanic Heritage Week. Twenty years later, President Ronald Reagan expanded Heritage Week to cover a 30-day period from September 15 to October 15 by signing Public Law 100-402. How to celebrate? Scholastic Magazine and Good Housekeeping have released [...]

OFCCP CSAL List Update

September 17th, 2020|

On September 11, Kairos reported that OFCCP added 2,250 audits to their CSAL list. See the post here. Today, September 17, the CSAL list released was revised. OFCCP kept the total reviews and counts of review by type the same, swapping review types for 80+ audits - about [...]

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OFCCP Adds 2,250 New Audits to Its List

September 11th, 2020|

OFCCP just released a new list of companies it will be auditing for both Supply & Service and Construction reviews in the OFCCP Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library. OFCCP added two brand-new review types, “Accommodation Focused Review,” “Promotion Focused Review,” and “Construction Compliance Check” – though it [...]

Self-ID and Vets-4212 Reporting Updates

July 31st, 2020|

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305) Kairos would like to remind you that today, August 4, 2020, is the deadline to incorporate the updated Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (CC-305) into your applicant and human resource systems and processes. The form can be downloaded at the Kairos Client Portal [...]

COVID-19 Resources

May 7th, 2020|

Kairos recently update our Client Portal to include what you should know about COVID-19 and the ADA. On the website you will find technical publications, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and links to EEOC’s Questions & Answers. Visit our Portal at https://kairosservicesinc.com/kairos-client-portal/ and scroll to “COVID-19 Guidance”. [...]

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