Tag: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Closing the Pay Gap Takes Practice(s)

Filed in Equal Pay by on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Closing the Pay Gap Takes Practice(s)

Usually it takes a change in your systems and practices to get a change in your results. About a year and a half ago, we announced a major shift in how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs investigates and remedies pay discrimination. OFCCP Director Pat Shiu noted that we had to close an enforcement […]

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How Can We Help You?

Filed in DOL, Paid Leave, Veterans, Women by on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
How Can We Help You?

Editor’s note: This is the second blog post in “National Customer Service Week” by Customer Service Program Manager Erica Roberts, exploring ways that we can improve customer service and recognize the importance of public service. Today marks the start of National Customer Service Week – an opportunity to renew our commitment to providing quality service […]

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Delivering on “Thanks for Your Service”

Filed in Disabilities, Jobs, Veterans, Workforce Development by on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Delivering on “Thanks for Your Service”

Like many Americans, I’ll celebrate Thanksgiving next week by taking stock of my many blessings: friends, family and the freedom to pursue my life and career goals. So I find it most apropos that November is also Military Family Month, a time when we express appreciation for the men and women who work to protect […]

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How Can We Make Our New Rules Work for You?

Filed in Disabilities, DOL, Jobs, Veterans by on September 24, 2013 3 Comments
How Can We Make Our New Rules Work for You?

It’s official. Today, the same week we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act, the Federal Register published two final rules that represent a historic step forward for veterans and for people with disabilities. The Department of Labor has been working for more than three years to update and strengthen our regulations under the […]

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Join the Conversation on Twitter: #RehabAct

Filed in Disabilities, DOL, Workplace Rights by on September 19, 2013 2 Comments
Join the Conversation on Twitter: #RehabAct

The Rehabilitation Act was codified on Sept. 26, 1973, prohibiting discrimination against qualified workers with disabilities in programs supported by federal tax dollars. Join the department (@USDOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (@EEOC_OFO) for a Twitter Chat next Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 1-2 p.m. EDT to commemorate the act’s 40th anniversary. You’ll have a […]

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A Recap of the #AccessJobs Twitter chat

On Sept. 13, 2013, the Labor Department hosted a Twitter chat focused on two new final rules to improve the hiring and employment of veterans and people with disabilities by federal contractors. Representatives from the department – including Patricia Shiu, director of the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Policy; Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of […]

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Promoting Opportunity for Veterans and Workers With Disabilities

Promoting Opportunity for Veterans and Workers With Disabilities

On my first day as secretary of labor, I made it clear that protecting and promoting opportunity for America’s workers is my top priority. Today, Vice President Biden announced two new actions that will do exactly that – strengthening civil rights laws to create more economic opportunity for veterans and people with disabilities. For four decades, […]

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Construction Jobs are Good Jobs – for Women, Too!

Filed in DOL, Jobs, Women, Workplace Rights by on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Construction Jobs are Good Jobs – for Women, Too!

The construction industry offers a growing number of well-paying jobs for individuals without college or graduate school training. According to an article on high-employment-growth firms by the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, among 20 different industries, construction is the nation’s fifth-largest contributor to job creation, generating more than 300,000 jobs from 2009 through 2012. Construction […]

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50 Down, 50 to Go? Myth Busting the Pay Gap Revisited

Filed in DOL by on June 7, 2013 4 Comments
50 Down, 50 to Go? Myth Busting the Pay Gap Revisited

Editor’s Note: One year ago today, (Work in Progress) published Myth Busting the Pay Gap. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act on Monday, we invited the author to provide an update on the myths and facts about the gender pay gap. Even though equal pay for women […]

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Making Good on the Promise of Equal Pay

Filed in DOL, Workplace Rights by on May 6, 2013 2 Comments
Making Good on the Promise of Equal Pay

Last week, veteran newsman – and father of three daughters – Tom Brokaw published an essay titled “Welcome to the Century of Women.” He talks about the incredible gains women have made in the workforce, politics, media, law, higher education and corporate leadership, but also asks how we can do even more to remove barriers […]

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