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OFCCP’s 2015 Budget Justification and Its Effects on EnforcementOpen in a New Window

As federal contractors are still making systems and policy adjustments to come to a full compliance with the new requirements under the VEVRAA and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 regulations, the OFCCP is also busy pushing for … Continue reading


Obama Signs Two Executive Orders Aimed at Narrowing the Wage GapOpen in a New Window

A consistent pattern has emerged in President Barack Obama’s presidency, a focus aimed at narrowing the wage gap between men and women. Tuesday, April 8, he kicked off Equal Pay Day by signing two executive orders pertaining specifically to federal … Continue reading


Is it a Good Idea to use SAT Scores for Making Employment Decisions?Open in a New Window

by Dan A. Biddle, Ph.D. Many recent news posts reveal that some employers are beginning to use SAT scores as “factors” in the hiring process. Examples include: While arguments abound regarding the benefits of using SAT scores as … Continue reading


VEVRAA and Section 503 Compliance ResourcesOpen in a New Window

There’s a lot to know when complying with the new VEVRAA and 503 regulation changes (effective March 24, 2014). With this in mind, we’ve compiled a one-stop resource with the information you need, including: a checklist (an overview and detailed … Continue reading


Disability and Veterans Community Resources DirectoryOpen in a New Window

Resource for Recruiting Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities The OFCCP has a new database to help contractors find qualified veterans and workers with disabilities. To access the new recruitment directory, visit  


503/VEVRAA ComplianceOpen in a New Window

By now, we hope all of you have read the regulations and are prepared to address/implement what is stated in the final regulations (503/VEVRAA). Clarification by the OFCCP indicates contractors DO NOT need to begin soliciting pre-offer disability/protected veteran status … Continue reading


Webinar: Leveraging Communication to Foster an Inclusive OrganizationOpen in a New Window

A BCGi Webinar on Tuesday, March 25th at 10 AM PST. Register now at: BCGi has partnered with the Jorgensen Learning Center to offer a webinar customized to the needs of our BCGi members. We hope you will join us in learning … Continue reading


Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL)Open in a New Window

CSAL ALERT – The OFCCP has issued its latest round of CSAL’s, dated January 31, 2014. Take a few minutes now to read the OFCCP’s CSAL FAQ page. What is OFCCP’s Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL)? The CSAL is notification … Continue reading


OFCCP Webinar: Everything You Want to Know About Adverse ImpactOpen in a New Window

- a webinar presented by the OFCCP Pacific Region Orange Area Office - Date and time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:30 pm PST Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Description: Please join the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Orange Area … Continue reading


Systemic Discrimination Litigation Defense: Understanding What’s WorkingOpen in a New Window

Free BCGi Webinar with Dr. Patrick Nooren and Merrily Archer, Esq., MSW. Systemic discrimination—particularly challenging employers’ so-called “discriminatory hiring barriers” (i.e., qualification standards)—forms the foundation of the OFCCP’s and EEOC’s strategic enforcement plan.  Since announcing the shift to systemic discrimination … Continue reading
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