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The OFCCP Institute

The OFCCP Institute provides training and education to assist federal contractors in understanding and complying with their OFCCP-enforced non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations, as well as developing and maintaining compliant and effective workplace policies and practices.

For a schedule of upcoming conferences and webinars, please refer to The OFCCP Institute website:

www.theofccpinstitute.org

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U.S. Dept of Labor Releases Final Rules Updating VEVRAA and Section 503

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced two final rules to improve hiring and employment of veterans and people with disabilities.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AMENDS EXECUTIVE ORDERS 11246 & 11478 AFFORDING PROTECTIONS FOR LGBT & SEXUAL ORIENTATION

The amendments were issued on July 21, 2014 amid controversy regarding who is who is not exempted.  The first amendment includes gender identity and sexual orientation as protected groups in EO 11246, which applies to federal contractors, and the second amendment prohibits gender identity discrimination in EO 11478, which applies to federal agencies.  The amendment to EO 11246 is scheduled to go into effect in early 2015.  The amendment to EO 11478 is effective immediately.

Both amendments were well advertised and, therefore, are not surprising.  What did surprise many is that there are no exemptions for religious affiliations.  Normal Title VII exemptions are not affected.  For example, religious affiliated churches may discriminate for any reason when choosing a minister.  They

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