Time: 1 hour
The training on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Workplace Equality reviews the Federal contractor obligations related to protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity and provides a brief overview of the history leading to these protections. Considerations for possible self-identification data collection and metrics are explored, with reference to examples and advice from advocacy organizations. This module also covers basic information related to outreach of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) individuals. Resources and advice are provided towards becoming an ally of the LGBT community.
Main topics include:
- Introduction to the EEOC and OFCCP
- Timeline of EEOC and OFCCP Activity
- Case law and regulatory developments
- Voluntary Self-Identification
- Benefits and concerns with collection and metrics
- Becoming an Ally of the LGBT Community
- Expanding outreach and recruitment efforts to be more inclusive
Michael Aamodt, Principal Consultant at DCI Consulting Group, wrote an article featured in SIOP’s TIP publication, January 2017.
The Department of Labor’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget proposal was released today, May 23, 2017. The budget outlines the initiatives and priorities of the new administration, and as predicted by DCI, recommends merging the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by the end of FY2018.
The proposed budget indicates that the consolidation will provide efficiencies and oversight. Additionally, the proposed budget allots $88 million for OFCCP, a decrease of $17.3 million from Fiscal Year 2017. The main cut to the budget appears to be headcount, with a proposed 440 full-time equivalent (FTE) headcount, a reduction from 571 FTEs. Some other interesting items that haveRead More