GAO Made Seven Lackluster Recommendations to OFCCP to “Improve Oversight of Veterans’ Federal Contractor Employment” | DirectEmployers Association

Luna Ruth

Responding to unnamed and unknown “Congressional Requesters,” the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) issued a 45-page written report titled “Equal Employment Opportunity: Better Assistance and Data Use Could Improve Oversight of Veterans’ Federal Contractor Employment” (“GAO Protected Veterans Report”). The GAO is a 101-year-old federal agency often called the “congressional watchdog.” […]

Equal Employment Opportunity: Better Assistance and Data Use Could Improve Oversight of Veterans’ Federal Contractor Employment

Luna Ruth

What GAO Found The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) helps contractors comply with affirmative action provisions for veterans protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). OFCCP provides web-based resources and coordinates with contractors and stakeholders, among other activities. For example, OFCCP provides some […]

The OFCCP’s New Contractor Portal: Here is What Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Ought to Know | Alston & Bird

Luna Ruth

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) both administers and enforces the following three equal employment opportunity laws: (1) Executive Order 11246; (2) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and (3) Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended.[1] […]

Should You Tip Your Contractor?

Luna Ruth

If you’re having a contractor do a job on your home, a question may cross your mind sooner or later: Should I tip them when the project’s done? Unlike some service industries — think restaurants and hire-cars — client tips aren’t baked into the compensation system of the residential construction […]