In 2014, the biggest headlines out of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) were the slew of regulatory and directive changes announced and finalized.  These included:

  • significant changes to the VEVRAA (veterans) and Section 503 (disabled) regulations;
  • an amendment to Executive Order 11246 (as well as new related regulations) to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the non-discrimination and affirmative action requirements;
  • a new Executive Order requiring contractors to provide  information regarding employment and labor law violations in connection with contract bids (and related other requirements);
  • release of proposed regulations that would require contractors to submit annually their compensation information by race and gender (that are expected to be finalized in early 2015);
  • an overhaul of the federal contractor compliance manual; and
  • a revised and significantly expanded compliance audit letter.

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