Category Archives: Blog Post

OFCCP Contractor Portal Opens April 1st, Certification Deadline July 1st, 2024

The OFCCP has announced that the Contractor Portal will open for its third annual cycle on April 1st, 2024. Service and supply contractors and subcontractors are required to certify affirmative action compliance by July 1st, 2024. New contractors have 120 days to develop their AAP(s) and must complete certification within 90 days following the development of their AAP(s).  According to the scheduling methodology […]

Affirmative Action Employers: Are You Complying With OFCCP’s Pay Equity Directive?

As a reminder, the OFCCP issued a compensation Directive (DIR) 2022-01 in 2022 requiring Federal Contractors and Subcontractors to conduct a compensation analysis as part of their annual Affirmative Action Program.  In OFCCP audits Federal Contractors will now be required to provide documentation proving they have conducted the appropriate compensation analyses.  OFCCP will Focus on the Following Areas:​​​ HR Works has […]

2024 Compliance Resources for Affirmative Action Employers

Federal contractor and subcontractor requirements are complex and regularly changing. Stay on top of Affirmative Action requirements throughout the year with these helpful resources for Affirmative Action Employers. HR Works’ Compliance Calendar for Affirmative Action Employers helps Federal contractors and subcontractors plan ahead for 2024 deadlines and other important considerations throughout the AAP plan year. HR Works’ Affirmative […]

How The Growing Emphasis on Pay Equity & Compensation Impacts Federal Contractors

COMPENSATION DATA COLLECTION, REPORTING & DOCUMENTATION HR Works noted the growing emphasis on compensation and pay equity as one of the key 2023 NILG Conference Takeaways, highlighting the inevitable return of the EEOC’s Component 2 Pay Data Collection and increase in State pay laws as clear signs that federal contractors should ensure that they are monitoring their pay practices for equity. […]

2023 NILG Conference Takeaways

HR Works and other industry experts recently attended the National Industry Liaison Group’s 2023 Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Aligning with the conference theme, “Transforming for Tomorrow”, Federal contractors and representatives from the OFCCP and EEOC came together to share news, discuss regulations, and share best practices aimed at preparing attendees for changes in the […]

Summer Breeze, Makes Me Feel Fine(d?) – Deadline Reminders for Affirmative Action Employers

Summer evokes thoughts of sun… beaches… fireworks… cook-outs… pregnancy fairness… veteran employment reporting… As my kids would say at this point, “Wait, what?” At a time of year when many people are slowing down at work and taking vacations, State and Federal government agencies are keeping employers, especially employers with Federal contracts and subcontracts (a.k.a. […]

Federal Contractors: Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling on affirmative action has sparked discourse on not only diversity in education, but also diversity in employment. The decision brings to light additional questions for Federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) who have historically written and maintained affirmative action programs. While the terminology “affirmative action” is the same, it’s important for […]

HR Works’ Compensation & Pay Equity On-Demand Webinar Series Now Available

HR Works has developed a webinar series to assist employers with navigating the challenges of changing pay equity laws and increased pressure to have an effective compensation strategy in place. Watch as our HR experts share information on complying with various State pay transparency laws, establishing an equitable pay system, and how to address and communicate pay equity adjustments to employees. The series […]

2022 NILG Conference: HR Works AA/EEO Advisors Share Key Takeaways

HR Works recently had the pleasure of attending the 2022 National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) National Conference, an annual conference where EEO, affirmative action, HR compliance and diversity and inclusion representatives from across the country come to learn from experts and federal agency leadership including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office […]