THE NEXT OFCCP DIRECTOR WILL HEAVILY INFLUENCE THE DIRECTION OF MARCH WITHIN THE NEXT OFCCP: The detail about what the next Administration specifically will do, or not do, or will emphasize/de-emphasize, will not come through generalized political party platform planks. Rather, the specifics will come through the OFCCP Director the next Secretary of Labor will appoint to serve him or her. The process to name a new OFCCP director starts the day after the Presidential election when something called the “Presidential Transition Team” (“PTT”) suddenly leaps up and springs immediately into action. The PTT is a specially selected team of agency-specific experts the incoming Presidential team has hand selected to help transition the new President into the federal Executive Branch of government and be ready to go at 12:01 pm on January 20th. The peaceful, orderly and routine transfer of power we have made famous throughout the world is amazing to observe. PTT members are unpaid volunteers and party faithful (and typically zealot) followers of the incoming President who have worked in his/her campaign. By tradition (not law, as yet another example of our country’s dedication to violence-free transitions of power), the outgoing lame-duck President allows the incoming President-Elect to insert immediately (the day after the election) the President-Elect’s PTT into each and every one of the federal agencies.
By tradition, the incoming PTT has access to all federal agency offices… Read more.
THIS COLUMN IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW AND PRACTICE RELATING TO OFCCP. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK ADVICE OF COUNSEL.