AFFIRMATIVE ACTION & EEO NEWS

What Can Exempt You from the FOIA Request?

September 16th, 2022|

The question is “to object or not to object” to the release of your company’s 2016 through 2020 EEO-1 Type 2 Consolidated Reports (not to be confused with the Component 2 – which is compensation data). Please note this applies only to multi-location filers. Single-location companies [...]

OFCCP Compensation Directive (DIR) 2022-01 Revision 1

August 22nd, 2022|

Summary of the Issue OFCCP’s initial release of Directive 2022-01: Pay Equity Audits in March 2022 created some fear OFCCP might attempt to compel the production of attorney-client privileged communications as the only evidence a contractor could use to prove they are in compliance with [...]

EEO-1 Report FOIA Request

August 18th, 2022|

Summary of the Issue An investigative reporter (Will Evans, of the Center for Investigative Reporting) requested the records of EEO-1 Consolidated Reports (Type 2) for all federal contractors from OFCCP for the 2016 through 2020 filing years (this affects an estimated 15,000+ contractors per OFCCP [...]

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EEOC Announced Study Confirming Pay Data Collection Use to Fight Discrimination

July 29th, 2022|

NAS Panel Concludes EEOC’s 2020 Pay Data Collection Could be Used to “Prioritize Investigations and the Allocation of Resources" The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or the Commission) welcomed the report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) issued [...]

OFCCP Clarifies Contractor Portal Issues and Questions

July 28th, 2022|

The OFCCP Contractor Portal Now that the Contractor Portal registration deadline has passed, what do I need to know? In a press release today the OFCCP clarified some points that have been misunderstood by some federal contractors and compliance professionals across the country. [...]

OFCCP Provides New Guidance

June 9th, 2022|

The OFCCP Contractor Portal Time Sensitive Update: OFCCP Provides New Guidance on Reporting Headcounts in Contractor Portal If you are a company with only one establishment – you may happily ignore this news post! If you have two or more establishments, please keep [...]

EEOC “Failure to File”

June 1st, 2022|

Failure to File Did you receive a "Failure to File" notice? Kairos has become aware that the EEOC mailed "Failure to File" notices to companies that have successfully submitted and certified their 2021 EEO-1 reports prior to the May 17, 2022, deadline. The [...]

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 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? [...]

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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 How do I access the EEO-1 reporting system and what is the deadline for filing? EEO-1 Report The 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|

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 contractors [...]

  • 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 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 above, which [...]

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 [...]

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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