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Category Archives: DirectEmployers Association

Feb 03

OFCCP Fox Report: OFCCP’s FY 2016 Proposed Budget Reveals Large Differences With The Contractor Community’s Sense of Proper Direction

The President yesterday unveiled his proposed FY 2016 budget for Congressional review and approval, including the OFCCP’s proposed budget. (FY 2016 will commence on October 1, 2015).   OFCCP has identified five strategic goals for FY 2016: “…to identify and … Continue reading

Jan 15

OFCCP Fox Report: The Keys to Effective Outreach and “Positive” Recruitment as OFCCP Continues to Headhunt Contractors for Inadequate Outreach

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Candee, what are your DE [DirectEmployers] Members doing to satisfy OFCCP that they have undertaken sufficient outreach for individuals with disabilities and for protected veterans? As you know, OFCCP concluded its Fiscal Year 2014 on September 30, … Continue reading

Oct 28

Unplugged with John C. Fox: Value of DirectEmployers to Employers

Nearly a year ago, DirectEmployers Association announced an alliance with employment law attorney John C. Fox to provide interpretation and clarify the many misunderstandings related to the new OFCCP regulations for VEVRAA and Section 503. With over 35 years of … Continue reading

Jul 30

OFCCP Fox Report: Tips for Staying Off of the OFCCP’s Naughty List

The following post is from a recent conversation I had with Candee Chambers, during which we discussed recent trends in OFCCP audits and the importance of building a good rapport with your OFCCP compliance officer. JOHN: Candee, I wanted to … Continue reading

Jul 24

OFCCP Fox Report: 3 Things You Might Have Missed Regarding the President’s Latest Amendment to Executive Order 11246

The President’s latest amendment to Executive Order 11246 does 3 primary things: 1. Amends four specific provisions of Executive Order 11246 to now insert and compel “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (aka informally referred to in society as Lesbian, Gay, … Continue reading

Apr 28

OFCCP Fox Report: Beware The Law of BIG Numbers!

Civil rights defense lawyers have warned their clients for decades to keep company data sets small: smaller applicant flow counts/promotion pools…smaller pools of comparative employees wherever you can legitimately shrink the pools into the smallest dataset you can tolerate from … Continue reading

Feb 21

CCH Employment Law Daily’s Two Reports on NELI Two-Part Webinar on OFCCP’s New Final Section 503/VEVRAA Regs

On January 23 and January 30, 2014, John C. Fox, Esq. of Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C. conducted a two-part National Employment Law Institute webinar regarding OFCCP’s final revised VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations.  Cynthia L. Hackerott of CCH Employment … Continue reading

Jan 10

OFCCP Fox Report: OFCCP’s Section 503 and VEVRAA Final Rule: The Race to the Finish Line Now Moves Back in a Relief for Federal Contractors

Taking a page from the Obamacare experience (keep the substance of controversial new policy changes intact, but delay implementation to allow those affected more time to adapt to the new policy regimen), OFCCP’s most recent Webinar (December 17, 2013) on … Continue reading

Nov 27

OFCCP Fox Report: When Federal Contractors MUST Implement OFCCP’s New Section 503/VEVRAA Regulations, and When They MAY Do So

I am very excited to be teaming with DirectEmployers, Bill Warren and Candee Chambers, DE’s new Vice President of Compliance & Partnerships, and to be writing my first column for you. This November column is the first of 8 columns … Continue reading