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Breaking News: OFCCP Extends Deadline to October 19 to File Responses to EEO-1 FOIA Notice

OFCCP has announced it is extending the deadline for contractors to respond to the Agency’s August 19, 2022 Notice of Request Under the Freedom of Information Act for Federal Contractors’ Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Report Data.  The new deadline by which affected contractors need to submit objections is October 19, 2022 to “ensure that Covered Contractors have time to ascertain whether they are covered and submit objections.”

In addition to extending the deadline, OFCCP has indicated it will now be emailing contractors that OFCCP believes are covered by this FOIA request, using the email address provided by contractors that have registered in OFCCP’s Contractor Portal and the email addresses provided as a contact for the EEO-1 report  in an attempt to assist contractors determine whether they are included in the universe of Covered Contractors during the requested timeframe.

As a reminder, OFCCP has created a OFCCP Submitter Notice Response Portal for submission of objections.  The website also contains FAQs and alternative methods for contacting OFCCP.

Specially, OFCCP indicates contractors may contact the OFCCP FOIA Help Desk by phone or email with any questions related to this process that it has not covered in its frequently asked questions.  The Agency asks that

[w]hen calling about technical issues or other questions, please specify that you are calling in reference to the Submitter Notice Response Portal. Only responses or inquiries for the purpose of responding to the Federal Register Notice should be sent to the email address below. Responses sent elsewhere may not be acknowledged or accepted. If a company has filed EEO-1 Reports in the past, the EEO-1 Component 1 Reports from 2016-2020 are available in the EEO-1 Online Filing System. If you still need to contact OFCCP to determine whether your company’s data is subject to this request, please email OFCCP at [email protected].

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2023National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 258
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Laura Mitchell, Jackson Lewis, Management Representation lawyer, Contractual Drafting Attorney
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Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in all areas of employment law, focusing on affirmative action and government contractor compliance.

Ms. Mitchell is a Principal in the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group, representing government and non-government contractors in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming...

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