The OFCCP has issued a new directive instructing staff to take into account in their affirmative action and equal employment opportunity enforcement activities recent opinions and executive orders addressing religious freedoms.
In his first two speeches after taking over as Acting Director of the OFCCP, Craig Leen emphasized a commitment to the rule of law and promised to provide contractors with clear guidance and transparent enforcement processes.
On May 18, 2018, the OFCCP issued a directive ending uncertainty as to whether efforts to audit TRICARE participants will resume in 2019 and signaling an encouraging willingness to reconsider the agency’s prior positions on this issue.
On April 18, 2018, in another step signaling increased transparency for federal contractors, OFCCP issued a release describing its methodology for selecting and scheduling federal contractors for audit in 2018.
To the relief of employers steeling themselves for compliance with the revised EEO-1 Report, the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has suspended indefinitely the new report's compliance date.
On July 14, 2017, an administrative law judge issued a 43-page set of recommendations and order on the OFCCP's data requests issued to Google, significantly winnowing much of the OFCCP’s voluminous requests.
On March 31, 2017, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) updated its Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database to reflect a new hiring benchmark of 6.7 percent.