OFCCP Issues Two New Directives Addressing Focused Reviews and Religious Discrimination
As discussed during the 2018 ILG National Conference, Acting Director Craig Leen has released a Directive formalizing OFCCP’s plans to start initiating focused reviews. Acting Director Leen, simultaneously released a Directive addressing religious discrimination – a topic not broadly (or otherwise) discussed during the Agency’s recent public engagements.
The stated purpose of Directive 2018-03: Executive Order 11246 Sec 204(c), religious exemption is “to incorporate recent developments in the law regarding religion-exercising organizations and individuals.
The stated purpose of Directive 2018-04: Focused reviews of contractor compliance with Executive Order 11246 (E.O.), as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), as amended; and Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended is “to direct that a portion of future scheduling lists include focused reviews as to each of three authorities that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs enforces.