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OFCCP Scheduling Letters, Anticipated Changes and More: The Latest Changes — and the Practical Impact on Federal Contractors

OFCCP Scheduling Letters, Anticipated Changes and More: The Latest Changes — and the Practical Impact on Federal Contractors

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OFCCP Scheduling Letters, Anticipated Changes and More: The Latest Changes — and the Practical Impact on Federal Contractors

Live Webinar: Monday, October 28, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how the latest OFCCP scheduling letter and other updates will impact federal contractor compliance in 2020.


Now that Acting Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella is at the helm, changes to the OFCCP are likely. That includes the possible reduction in the agency’s aggressive approach to federal contractors in audits and in litigation. These changes are likely to continue especially once Gene Scalia is confirmed as Secretary of Labor.

Meanwhile, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is reviewing comments on the proposed changes to OFCCP’s scheduling letters. While many of the onerous changes in the initial proposal have been removed, there are still issues especially with the focused review letters. As a result, now is the time to get up to speed on which of the OFCCP’s proposed changes to the scheduling letter are likely to take effect and which won’t be revised.

Consider, too, that the DOL has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) intended to clarify the civil rights protections afforded to religious organizations that contract with the federal government.

Join us on October 28 for an all-new webinar with attorneys Nita Beecher and Consuela Pinto of Fortney Scott who will provide an update on the OFCCP’s proposed rule, how to comply with OFCCP scheduling letter requirements, and anticipated changes under DOL Secretary Scalia—and the practical impact these developments will have on federal contractors’ compliance obligations for 2020.

You’ll learn:

  • Where the OFCCP’s proposed scheduling letters and itemized listings now stand
  • Best practices for responding to a scheduling letter, including when the clock on your response time starts ticking
  • How a corporate scheduling announcement list (CSAL) differs from a scheduling letter and why the CSAL can help in the event of an OFCCP audit
  • The latest on the DOL’s NPRM concerning religious organizations that contract with the federal government
  • ERPs, VERPs, and other settlement options
  • And more!

About Your Presenters

H. Juanita BeecherH. Juanita Beecher, Esq. 
Of Counsel
Fortney & Scott, LLC 

H. Juanita (Nita) Beecher is a nationally recognized expert on Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) matters. She is Of Counsel to Fortney & Scott, LLC with a focus on OFCCP regulatory affairs. Ms. Beecher's primary focus is labor and employment law with substantial experience with class investigations by the EEOC and OFCCP. She has more than 30 years of experience in labor and employment law particularly with class investigations by the OFCCP and the EEOC. From 2000 to 2015, she led networks of senior diversity, EEO, and affirmative action corporate practitioners as well as senior in-house labor and employment lawyers.

Consuela A. Pinto Consuela A. Pinto, Esq.
Shareholder
FortneyScott

Consuela A. Pinto is a shareholder at FortneyScott where she advises clients on the full range of EEO laws with a particular focus on compliance with workplace laws and regulations, federal government investigations, pattern and practice systemic claims, and compliance with federal contractors’ affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations.  Her extensive experience and expertise in the employment field is the result of practicing in both the private and government sectors for more than 20 years.

Most recently, Pinto was a senior attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in the National Office of the Solicitor where she was the Deputy Associate Solicitor in the Civil Rights and Labor Management Division, and where she advised DOL agencies on a wide range of regulatory, policy, and enforcement issues. 

Prior to joining the DOL, Pinto served as Senior Counsel at the Center for WorkLife Law, where she was responsible for educating employers and their attorneys on the developing law of Family Responsibilities Discrimination. Pinto also has significant private practice experience.

Pinto is a past President of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, a trained mediator, and author of numerous articles and blog postings related to family responsibilities discrimination, general EEO issues, and OFCCP compliance matters.