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.

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. more >

VETS-4212 Report - what you need to know now

- Thursday, August 20, 2015

It's crucial for federal contractors and subcontractors to capture the relevant employee data on protected veterans needed to put together the VETS-4212 Report now. more >

CFPB Proposes Proxy ID for Consumer Race & Ethnicity

- Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a method for identifying the race and ethnicity of consumers when the data are not available. The CFPB requires this information in order to monitor lending patterns and ensure that lending institutions are complying with fair lending laws that prohibit Title VII discrimination. more >

Key Changes to OFCCP Compliance Evaluation Procedures

- Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Federal contractors selected for auditing by the OFCCP are notified via a Scheduling Letter and an Itemized Listing of the data, analyses and documents they must provide within 30 days. On October 1, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the OFCCP’s new Scheduling Letter, Itemized Listing, and Compliance Check Letter. Federal contractors should familiarize themselves with these new requirements. more >

New VETS-4212 Eliminates Double Counting

- Friday, November 21, 2014

The Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report, VETS-4212, replaces the VETS 100 and VETS-100A reports.  Federal contractors now will provide more accurate data on the number of protected veterans in their workforce. more >

Data and OFCCP's Proposed Equal Pay Report

- Friday, November 07, 2014

Federal contractors may soon be required to prepare and submit an Equal Pay Report on employee compensation to the OFCCP. What do contractors need to know about the new data requirements behind this proposed report? more >

Utilization and the IWD Self-Identification Form

- Sunday, March 30, 2014

The form federal contractors should use to gather data on employee disability status and measure progress in reaching the OFCCP’s aspirational utilization of 7% has been released. more >

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