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Mark M. Mansell & Associates, LLC
250 Schooley's Mountain Rd
P.O. Box 40
Schooleys Mountain, NJ 07870

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Phone: (908) 813-2421
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8/1/2018
2018 Filing of VET4212 Reports
As of today, the VET portal for filing the 2018 VET4212 reports has opened. The deadline for filing these reports is September 30th. Read more...

3/31/2018
2017 Filing of EEO-1 Reports Update
March 31, 2018 was the deadline for filing the 2017 EEO-1 reports. A one-time extension may be granted. Read more...

3/31/2018
OFCCP Updates National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA
Effective 3/31/18 the Annual VEVRAA Benchmark was lowered from 6.7% to 6.4%. Read more...

2/1/2018
OFCCP Corporate Scheduling Letters
Today, the OFCCP sent out another round of Corporate Scheduling Letters, 1,000 to be exact. What are these, and what do I need to know? Read more...

1/22/2018
2017 EEO-1 Reports
The 2017 EEO-1 Survey Application is open. The deadline for filing reports is March 31, 2018. The designated Point of Contact for the employer should receive an email notice by January 29th. Read more...

9/15/2017
2017 VET-4212 Filing Extension
Due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal contractors/subcontractors now have until November 15, 2017 to file their 2017 VET-4212 Reports. Read more...

8/31/2017
US Department of Labor, OFCCP, Hurricane Harvey National Interest Exemption for New Contracts
The Hurricane Harvey National Interest Exemption applies only to new supply and service contracts, executed between September 1,2017 through December 31, 2017, that provide goods or services as part of a prime contract specifically for Hurricane Harvey relief. Read more...

8/29/2017
2017 EEO1 Report Compensation Data Collection Put on Hold
As of today, the requirement to report compensation data when filing the 2017 EEO-1 reports has been put on hold. However, employers are still required to file the “old version” of the form to remain in compliance. Read more...

8/1/2017
2017 Filing of VET4212 & EEO-1 Reports Update
As of today, the VET portal for filing the 2017 VET4212 reports has opened. The deadline for filing these reports is September 30th. Read more...

7/26/2017
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Request for Information (RFI) as to the May 2016 Overtime Rule
In an effort to revise the Overtime Rule established under the Obama Administration, public comments are being sought. Read more...

3/31/2017
OFCCP Updates National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA
Effective 3/31/17 the Annual VEVRAA Benchmark was lowered from 6.9% to 6.7%. Read more...

1/31/2017
OMB Issues Revised Disability Form
Effective immediately contractors/subcontractors are required to utilize the revised Disability Self-Identification form issued by the OMB. Read more...

Communiqués

Communiqués

8/1/2018
2018 Filing of VET4212 Reports
As of today, the VET portal for filing the 2018 VET4212 reports has opened. The deadline for filing these reports is September 30th. Further filing information can be obtained by going to: https://vets4212.dol.gov/vets4212.
As always if you require our assistance Contact Us
3/31/2018
2017 Filing of EEO-1 Reports Update
March 31, 2018 was the deadline for filing the 2017 EEO-1 reports. Companies may request a one-time 30-day extension by sending an e-mail to: E1.extensions@eeoc.gov. However, we strongly suggest that this be done immediately. Further information in regards to the EEO-1 reports, can be obtained by going to: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm
As always if you require our assistance Contact Us
3/31/2018
OFCCP Updates National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA
Effective 3/31/18, the Annual VEVRAA Benchmark was lowered from 6.7% to 6.4%. Annual Benchmark updates are published on the Department of Labor website: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/AnnualVEVRAABenchmarkEffectiveDates.htm.
2/1/2018
OFCCP Corporate Scheduling Letters
Today, the OFCCP sent out another round of Corporate Scheduling Letters, 1000 to be exact. What are these, and what do I need to know? This “initial” letter serves as a 45 day advance “alert” that one or more of your company’s locations will be undergoing an audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the near future. For further information go to: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/csalfaqs.htm
The actual Scheduling Letter will be sent out on March 19, 2018 to those companies/locations chosen by the OFCCP to be audited. It is important to note that while up to ten (10) of the company’s locations can be scheduled for audit during the same period of time, no more than four (4) locations will be audited out of one OFCCP District Office at one time. Once a location is audited and the audit is closed by the OFCCP, that location will receive a five (5) year “reprieve” from audit by the OFCCP. While Scheduling Letters are usually sent to the Point of Contact or HR Director for the company, this is not always the case. Once the Scheduling Letter is received by the company it now has thirty (30) days in which to submit not only their Affirmative Action Program, but the additional documentation/information requested in the Scheduling Letter. For further detailed information see our prior Communique on this topic.
As always if you require our assistance Contact Us
1/22/2018
2017 EEO-1 Reports
The 2017 EEO-1 Survey Application is open. The deadline for filing reports is March 31, 2018. The designated Point of Contact for the employer should receive an email notice by January 29th. If this notice is not received, (check SPAM folder) the Point of Contact should call: 1-877-392-4647.
If any of the following situations have occurred during the year: Point of Contact change, merger, acquisition, or a spinoff, go to: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm, where instructions on how to proceed can be found , as well as a User and How-to Guides . If we do not file these reports for the company, it is recommended that the designated Affirmative Action Officer ensure that the EEO-1 reports are being filed and that the certified/filed reports are downloaded or printed copies maintained, as these will be requested should the Office of Federal Contract Compliance choose to audit the company.
As always if you require our assistance Contact Us
9/15/2017
2017 VET-4212 Filing Extension
Due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal contractors/subcontractors now have until November 15, 2017 to file their 2017 VET-4212 Reports.
To file the VET-4212 reports go to: https://www.dol.gov/vets/vets4212.htm
8/31/2017
US Department of Labor, OFCCP, Hurricane Harvey National Interest Exemption for New Contracts
The Hurricane Harvey National Interest Exemption applies only to new supply and service contracts, executed between September 1,2017 through December 31, 2017, that provide goods or services as part of a prime contract specifically for Hurricane Harvey relief. While contractors/subcontractors that are eligible for this exemption do not have to prepare an Affirmative Action Program, they must still meet certain requirements set forth under Executive Order 11246, VEVRAA, Section 503, and FAR. To assist in determining whether a contract is covered by this exemption, the OFCCP has prepared a series of questions and answers providing detailed information and resource materials.
8/29/2017
2017 EEO1 Report Compensation Data Collection Put on Hold
As of today, the requirement to report compensation data when filing the 2017 EEO-1 reports has been put on hold. However, employers are still required to file the “old version” of the form by March 31, 2018 to remain in compliance. To access the announcement issued by the EEOC’s acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic go to: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/eeo1-pay-data.cfm
8/1/2017
2017 Filing of VET4212 & EEO-1 Reports Update
As of today, the VET portal for filing the 2017 VET4212 reports has opened. The deadline for filing these reports is September 30th. Further filing information can be obtained by going to: vets4212.dol.gov/vets4212 As to the filing of the 2017 EEO-1 Reports, due to the revisions to the EEO-1 reports which require the inclusion of compensation data, the deadline for filing of the 2017 reports is March 31, 2018. You may have heard that lawmakers recently adopted a provision which effectively cuts funding as to the implementation of this new reporting requirement. At this point in time, what if any impact this will have remains to be seen. For now, we suggest that you continue to operate as if nothing has changed. Further information in regards to the EEO-1 reports, can be obtained by going to: www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/2017survey.cfm.
As always if you require our assistance Contact Us
7/26/2017
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Request for Information (RFI) as to the May 2016 Overtime Rule – White Collar Exemptions Under the Obama Administration
In an effort to revise the www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/established under the Obama Administration, public comments are being sought by the Wage and Hour Division. The deadline for submitting comments ends on September 25, 2017. To access the RFI and submit comments go to: www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/26/2017-15666/request-for-information
3/31/2017
OFCCP Updates National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA
Effective 3/31/17, the Annual VEVRAA Benchmark was lowered from 6.9% to 6.7%. We refer you to our Communiqué dated 4/21/15 for more detailed information concerning the Annual Benchmark. Annual Benchmark updates are published on the Department of Labor website: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/AnnualVEVRAABenchmarkEffectiveDates.htm.
1/31/2017
OMB Issues Revised Disability Form
Effective immediately contractors/subcontractors are required to utilize the revised Disability Self-Identification form issued by the OMB. The only change that has been made to the form is the expiration date, which is now January 31, 2020. This form is available for download in a multitude of languages by going to: Disability Form
Contractors / Subcontractors are reminded that there are specific requirements/rules governing the use of this Self-Identification form, which can be found at:
www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/503_faq.htm
9/29/2016
EEOC Approves Revisions to Employer Information Report a/k/a EEO-1 to Include Compensation Data
On 2/1/16 we had reported proposed changes by the EEOC beginning with the filing of the 2017 EEO-1 reports. Today, these proposed changes have become a reality. While the filing deadline for the 2017 EEO-1 reports is March 31, 2018, there is much to do to ensure compliance with the new requirements.
Further detailed information can be found by going to: https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/.
6/14/2016
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Issues Final Rule Updating Sex Discrimination Guidelines
Today the OFCCP issued a Final Rule finally updating sexual discrimination guidelines that have existed since the 1970s. To learn more about the Final Rule,
go to: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/sexdiscrimination.html
5/18/2016
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule – White Collar Exemptions
Today the final rules and regulations defining and delimiting the exemptions for White Collar Employees have been released. The Final Rule takes effect December 1, 2016. The Final Rule updates overtime protections, increases the standard salary level for full-time salaried workers, and sets total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees (HCE). For further detailed information, go to: https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/.
2/1/2016
EEOC Issues Notice of Proposed Changes to EEO-1 Reports
Beginning with the filing of the September 2017 EEO-1 reports, the EEOC proposes to collect additional compensation data in its continued effort to identify potential pay discrimination and promote equal pay in the workforce.
Employers/federal contractors with 100 or more employees would not only continue to report their employees’ race/ethnicity and sex by EEO-1 categories (1 thru 9), but in addition, would also be required to report W-2 earnings and hours worked as well. In order to collect compensation data, the EEOC has proposed twelve pay bands. For each EEO-1 category, filers would report the number of employees that fall within each pay band.
For a better understanding of the Proposed Changes, and access to the proposed EEO-1 report, we suggest going to EEO-1 Changes: Questions and Answers
If you should attempt to read the actual proposal, and wish to submit comments by April 1, 2016, you can go to: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EEOC_FRDOC_0001-0194
For those lucky filers/federal contractors with 50-99 employees the reporting requirements will remain the same. As always we will continue to work with our clients and if you have any questions do not hesitate to Contact Us

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