FY 2018 recoveries less than FY 2017 but greater than FY 2015 and 2016
As reported on the OFCCP website, the agency obtained $16.4 million in monetary relief for approximately 12,000 class members in FY 2018. This represents a decrease from the 2017 recovery of $23.9 million but greater than the 2016 and 2015 recovery of $10.5 million and $6 million respectively.
The FY 2018 recoveries were obtained from settlements of 58 discrimination, 18 pay discrimination and 18 systemic pay discrimination cases. All of the enforcement proceedings that were settled in the Trump Administration were all initiated in previous administrations. In comparison, the FY 2017 recoveries were obtained from settling 47 discrimination, 19 pay discrimination and 16 systemic pay discrimination cases covering 11,653 employees.
Based on comment made by Acting Director Craig Leen, it is expected that FY 2019 will bring record recoveries.
The number of scheduled compliance evaluations increased by 50 from 735 in FY 2017 to 785 to FY 2018. However, the number of compliance evaluations completed in FY 2017 (713) was significantly greater than in FY 2018 (1,036). Most of the violations were found under E.O. 11246.