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OFCCP Sets Rules to Aid Disabled and Veterans

In August 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) adopted new rules intended to improve job opportunities for protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

OFCCP Broadens Enforcement Effort, Rescinds Bush-era Guidance

Claiming that the Bush Administration took a "narrowly defined, cookie cutter" approach to enforcing anti-discrimination rules against federal contractors, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is broadening its efforts to investigate and prevent discrimination by federal contractors.

FedEx Pays $3 Million to Settle Hiring Discrimination Case

Package shipper FedEx settled an anti-discrimination case filed by the federal government by agreeing to pay $3 million in back wages and interest to 21,635 job applicants who were rejected for entry-level package handling jobs. FedEx also agreed to offer jobs to 1,703 of the applicants when openings became available and to make a series of reforms in their hiring practices.

OFCCP Proposes Substantive Changes to Prevent Workplace Discrimination

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has proposed significant changes to federal rules designed to protect individuals with disabilities from workplace discrimination

OFCCP Reorg Focuses on Affirmative-Action Enforcement

The Obama administration has reorganized the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to sharpen its focus on enforcement.  At the direction of the President, the OFCCP, Department of Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have begun to coordinate their efforts to enforce workers' rights, concentrating on wage-discrimination cases and other discrimination issues.

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