AFFIRMATIVE ACTION & EEO NEWS

EEO-1 and California Pay Report Updates

January 26th, 2023|

EEO-1 Report The EEOC issued an update on the 2022 EEO-1 report. The online portal will open mid-July 2023. Additional updates will be posted to www.eeocdata.org/eeo1 as they become available. California Pay Data Reporting The deadline for filing the 2022 California Pay Data Report is [...]

Audit Proofing Your Compensation System

January 24th, 2023|

Summary of the Issue Federal contractors are required to maintain certain records related to compensation decisions in order to comply with relevant laws and regulations. These records can include information such as the applicant's qualifications and the reasons for any compensation decisions, as well as [...]

  • What Are the Different Types of OFCCP Audits?

OFCCP Publishes New Corporate Scheduling Announcement List

January 20th, 2023|

OFCCP just released the Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) in the OFCCP Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Library found at this link. CSAL notifies establishments that they will undergo a compliance audit, likely in the current scheduling cycle. Five hundred (500) companies were included in [...]

Inclusive Job Postings

January 18th, 2023|

Kairos regularly receives requests for best practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The following best practices and diversity language examples are meant to provide you easy to follow guidance to assist with job postings, career sites, and social media. Best Practices [...]

A New Year –> A New AAP

January 3rd, 2023|

What are some best practices I should undertake at the start of every year for my affirmative action program? There are several best practices that you can follow at the start of every year to ensure the effectiveness and compliance of your affirmative action program. [...]

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2023|

As the new year approaches, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for your business and to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to continuing to support you in the [...]

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2022|

Twas the end of another AAP year And HR had outsourced it having no fear. Now they were planning the holiday party with all their might knowing full well their AAP would be all right. But then Ms. CEO rushed in and there arose such a chatter! HR sprung from their [...]

Kairos Wishes You and Your Family a Happy Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2022|

We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, surrounded by loved ones and with plenty of delicious food to enjoy. Remember to take a moment to reflect on all the things you are grateful for and to show appreciation to those around you. Wishing you and your [...]

Veterans Day is a Day to Remember

November 11th, 2022|

As we celebrate Veterans Day, we want to take a moment to recognize and honor the brave men and women who have served our country in the military. These individuals have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms and keep us safe, and we are [...]

Support and Honor our Veterans

November 1st, 2022|

There are several reasons why veteran outreach and recruitment is a top priority for federal contractors. First and foremost, veterans bring a wealth of experience and valuable skills to the table. Military service requires discipline, leadership, and the ability to work effectively under pressure – [...]

EEOC Guidance on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records

October 18th, 2022|

EEOC’s guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions is based on previous findings related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.  The recent guidance, consistent with three previous EEOC [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

  • Equal Pay

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? [...]

  • 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 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, [...]

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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Karios’ available services also include: Affirmative Action Plans, Compensation Analyses, and training prepared by former OFCCP staff.