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Get the latest safety and workplace compliance news and resources from the federal, state, and local government levels. Below you’ll find late-breaking news, an interactive state map, the latest federal news, and minimum wage changes.

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OFCCP Solicits Federal Contractor Objections to Disclosure of EEO-1 Data

Who: Federal contractors that filed Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Reports at any time from 2016 to 2020

When: Objections due by September 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for all Type 2 Consolidated Employer Information Reports, Standard Form 100 (EEO-1 Report), filed by federal contractors or subcontractors from 2016 through 2020.

The OFCCP stated that it has reason to believe that the information requested is protected under FOIA Exemption 4, but has not yet determined whether this is so. Therefore, it is requesting that affected entities that have an objection to the release of their data submit the objection by September 19. Exec. Order No. 12600 §5, but has not yet made a determination. If an employer objects to the disclosure of its EEO-1 information, it is “required to submit a detailed written statement as to why the information is a trade secret or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential.”

The agency carefully considers timely filed objections prior to deciding whether the requested information should be disclosed or withheld. The agency may decide that disclosure is appropriate notwithstanding the objection. If so, the agency will provide the employer written notice of the reason for the decision and the date the information will be disclosed.

Employers may submit their objection by email at OFCCPSubmitterResponse@dol.gov by September 19, 2022. If an employer does not submit an objection, the EEO-1 data will be disclosed in accordance with the FOIA request.

How:

  • Email your objection to OFCCPSubmitterResponse@dol.gov by September 19, 2022.

Additional Resources:

OFCCP Submitter Notice Response Portal

Notice of Request Under the Freedom of Information Act for Federal Contractors’ Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Report Data

2022 Minimum Wage Updates

KPA tracks state and local minimum wage changes for our Vera HR customers, providing them with updated labor posters and more.

Check out the latest minimum wage changes for 2022, typically updated in December and June to ensure you know about the majority of increases before taking effect on January 1 and July 1.

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OSHA Reporting Resource Hub

If regulatory paperwork makes your head spin, have no fear—the workforce safety and compliance professionals at KPA are here to help.

We’ve created this resource hub chock full of OSHA recordkeeping and reporting best practices to help keep your head on straight.

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