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).
The OMB and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force announced that they anticipate further guidance will be issued following the narrowing of the enjoined order requiring employees working on federal government contracts be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Last month, OFCCP announced an intention to produce federal contractors’ Type 2 EEO-1 data in response to a FOIA request from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). OFCCP has extended the deadline for filing objections to October 19, 2022.
On August 26, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit upheld a lower court’s injunction of Executive Order 14042, President Biden’s executive order requiring employees working on federal government contracts to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but narrowed its scope.
On August 19, 2022, OFCCP published a Federal Register notice advising employers that in response to a FOIA request, it is planning to produce confidential information that is protected from disclosure pursuant to a statutory exemption.
On August 18, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a revised version of its Directive 2022-01 - Advancing Pay Equity Through Compensation Analysis, which was originally issued on March 15, 2022.