On Friday October 11 at 3:13 the OFCCP released notice of the long awaited new technical assistance guide for educational institutions. The highlights of the University Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) include:
Yes, it’s that time again, to reflect on all the accomplishments of the year and those things that despite the best of intentions, were still left undone. Through several happy meetings and scary ghost stories of AAPs past, coworkers have told you to be of good cheer. So, let’s take a look at your list to see if you will be caroling at the holiday dinner party or cleaning coal from your desk.
The Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark for Veterans has changed to 6.7% effective March 31, 2017. This is the fourth time the Veteran hiring benchmark has been lowered since the requirement was first put in place by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in 2014. Companies with affirmative action plan dates of March 31, 2017, or later should use the new hiring benchmark to measure Veteran hiring during the upcoming plan year. Below is a list of the previous Veteran hiring benchmarks, with effective dates.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2017-2021 to include a focus on “the increasing use of data-driven screening tools” in hiring and other employment contexts. The agency also held a recent public hearing on the topic, with a panel of attorneys, labor economists, and industrial psychologists telling the agency the use and scope of big data in the employment context is “expected to grow exponentially in the future.”