On April 25, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget approved the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) updated form prospective and current employees must use to voluntarily self-identify as an individual with a disability.
OFCCP announced an expectation that all existing covered federal contractors and subcontractors must again certify that they have developed and maintained an AAP for each of their establishments or functional units as applicable, within a specific window.
Last August advised employers that in response to a FOIA request, the agency was planning to produce confidential information that is ordinarily protected from disclosure pursuant to a statutory exemption. It is not too late to submit objections.
On February 14, 2023, OFCCP announced that it was again extending the deadline for employers to file objections to the disclosure of their EEO-1 data in response to a FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
On November 15, 2022, OFCCP was sued in federal court by an organization seeking to compel the agency to produce EEO-1 data from all federal contractors, including first-tier subcontractors, for the period 2016-2020.
On October 17, 2022, President Biden signed into law the AI Training Act. The purported purpose of the Act is to ensure the federal government’s workforce has knowledge of how artificial intelligence (AI) works, AI’s benefits, and AI’s risks.
On October 31, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments for two controversial affirmative action cases against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina (UNC).