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. 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. 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. more >

The 2015 EEO-1 Portal is Open - Are you ready to file?

- Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Whether you have filed a report in the past, or are new to the EEO-1 Report, you may wish to review the guidelines this year. As of August 21, 2015, the EEOC has revised some of its requirements, and the new 2015 EEO-1 Portal is now open. 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 >

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. more >

EEOC Enforcement and Litigation 2014-2015

- Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What can employers expect from the EEOC in 2015?  A look back at 2014 may give some indication of the direction the agency will take. 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. 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. more >

OFCCP's Item 19: Control Your Information

- Monday, February 23, 2015

Employers should take heed of what OFCCP is requesting in the updated Item 19 of the compliance review scheduling letter. The agency is now requesting compensation data at the individual employee level. more >

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