• Congress Holds Oversight Hearing on Aggressive OFCCP Enforcement
  • April 23, 2012 | Authors: Jennifer Seda; Mickey Silberman
  • Law Firm: Jackson Lewis LLP - Denver Office
  • The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce has conducted a hearing, “Reviewing the Impact of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ Regulatory and Enforcement Actions,” to discuss the potential ramifications of OFCCP’s proposed regulations and enforcement activity.  Significantly, this is the first time such a hearing has been held since 1996.  Witnesses included individuals both critical and supportive of the Agency.  There is no specific “outcome” expected from the hearing.

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has proposed a slew of new regulations for federal contractors and subcontractors.  These include increased obligations for employers concerning veterans and individuals with disabilities.  In addition, they propose to “step up” Agency enforcement significantly through pay investigations and by having employers submit detailed, sensitive compensation data in all audits.

    The archived webcast and witnesses’ written statements from the hearing are available for review online.