May 27, 2018

May 25, 2018

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

May 24, 2018

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

Trump Administration Proposes Cuts To OFCCP Budget

On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. As it did last year, the budget proposes significant cuts to the funds allocated to OFCCP.

The proposed budget allocates to OFCCP just over $91 million, a decrease of nearly $12.7 million (or 12.5%). The budget also seeks to cut OFCCP’s headcount by 75 full-time equivalents – a reduction of more than 14% from fiscal year 2018.

According to the Administration, its request for reduced OFCCP funds will enable OFCCP to: (1) streamline its desk audit procedures; (2) focus on high-impact systemic compliance evaluations; (3) expand contractor compliance assistance to promote voluntary compliance with nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity requirements; and (4) modernize the agency’s operational model by, among other things, staffing OFCCP regional offices in closer proportion to the number of contractor establishments in those regions, and establishing Skilled Regional Centers of Excellence. Notably, the proposed budget is silent on a previous proposal to merge OFCCP and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The merger proposal was rejected by Congress last year and appears to be tabled indefinitely at this time.

As always, the President’s proposed budget is just that – a proposal – for Congress to consider as it negotiates and prepares its appropriation bills. We will continue to monitor and report significant developments in the budget process.

© 2018 Proskauer Rose LLP.

TRENDING LEGAL ANALYSIS


About this Author

Connie N Bertram, Labor, Employment, Attorney, Proskauer Rose, law firm
Partner

Connie N. Bertram is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Department, resident in the Washington, DC office. Connie is the head of the DC Labor & Employment practice, and co-head of the Whistleblowing & Retaliation, and Government Regulatory Compliance and Relations Groups.

Connie concentrates her practice on labor and employment, executive, whistleblower, government contractor and employee mobility counseling and litigation. She is frequently tapped to conduct confidential internal investigations involving executive-level employees, including claims of...

202-416-6810
Guy Brenner, Labor Attorney, Proskauer Rose, arbitration proceedings Lawyer
Partner

Guy Brenner is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Group. He has extensive experience representing employers in both single-plaintiff and class action matters, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He also regularly assists federal government contractors with the many special employment-related compliance challenges they face.

Guy represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on non-compete and trade secrets issues, medical and disability leave matters, employee/independent contractor classification issues, and the investigation and litigation of whistleblower claims. He assists employers in negotiating and drafting executive agreements and employee mobility agreements, including non-competition, non-solicit and non-disclosure agreements, and also conducts and supervises internal investigations.

202-416-6830
Emilie Adams, Employment Litigator, Proskauer Law Firm
Associate

Emilie Adams is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the firm’s Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Emilie represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including but not limited to restrictive covenant and wage and hour issues, and the investigation and litigation of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims. 

Emilie also counsels clients on a variety of employment matters, including employment contracts and separation agreements, restrictive covenants, and...

202.416.6837