ERS Group Insights

Each day ERS Group’s experts interact with clients engaged in complex legal, regulatory, and business matters. Our work requires us to remain up to date with these issues, and we share our insights through our blog.

OFCCP's Updated Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing

- Monday, July 18, 2016

As of July 1, 2016 OFCCP began using the OMB-approved updated scheduling letter, compliance check letter and itemized listing request.    ...read more >

Am I a Protected Veteran?

- Wednesday, December 16, 2015

An infographic with the title, “Am I A Protected Veteran?” was jointly published by the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in August of this year.  ...read more >

Adverse Impact Still an Issue for OFCCP

- Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The OFCCP’s “Class Member Locator,” website first unveiled on October 2, allows interested parties to follow the progress of settlements with the agency. It also provides insight into issues the agency is enforcing, including adverse impact in hiring.  ...read more >

Help for Federal Contractors

- Tuesday, July 21, 2015

2014-2015 has been a transition period for federal contractors, and to help them, OFCCP has provided sample AAPs for Section 503 and VEVRAA.  Learn more about this and similar resources here.  ...read more >

ACS Estimates and Affirmative Action - Past, Present, Future

- Thursday, March 26, 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau announced program changes in its 2016 budget that include discontinuation of the 3-year American Community Survey (ACS). Federal contractors might wonder whether this discontinuation, if approved, will affect affirmative action plan preparation.   ...read more >

Understanding Veterans' Employment Patterns

- Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BLS data from 2014 reveal that unemployment rates for male veterans decreased overall, and even more noticeably for Gulf War II era veterans. Yet, there continues to be a concern over why recent male veterans have higher unemployment rates than male nonveterans.    ...read more >


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