OFCCP updated FAQs including significant change to EO Clause.
The OFCCP has updated their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to include an important, and beneficial, change to the EO Clause. See summary and link to full discussion below.****
Summary of article. The U. S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") recently added a number of new Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") regarding the new regulations which go into effect on March 24, 2014 for, respectively, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Section 503") and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act ("VEVRAA"). These FAQs, as well as the other FAQs previously published by the OFCCP can be found at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/503\_faq.htm and http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/VEVRAA\_faq.htm. Of particular note is that the new FAQs: 1) state that the agency will allow all of the Equal Opportunity ("EO") clauses to be included in one paragraph; and 2) provide sample EO clauses. This is a significant change from the OFCCP's prior position that the Section 503 and VEVRAA clauses must be included verbatim as set forth in the respective regulations.