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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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9/3/2021
OFCCP Releases 2014-2018 Census Data Effective January 1, 2022
2014-2018 Census Data must be utilized when preparing your AAP(s) effective January 1, 2022. Read more...

8/27/2021
2021 Filing of VET4212 Reports
The VET portal for filing the 2021 VET4212 reports is open. The deadline for filing these reports is September 30th. Read more...

8/27/2021
2019 & 2020 EEO1 Reporting Deadline Extension
The filing deadline for submission of the 2019 & 2020 EEO1 reports has been extended to October 25, 2021. Read more...

7/1/2021
OFCCP Publishes New Corporate Scheduling Announcement List
Today the OFCCP issued its 2021 Scheduling List identifying those contractors scheduled for reviews by the OFCCP. Read more...

6/28/2021
2019 & 2020 Filing of EEO-1 Reports Update New Filing Deadline Date
The EEOC has announced that the deadline for filing the 2019 & 2020 reports is now August 23, 2021. Read more...

3/31/2021
OFCCP Updates National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA
Effective 3/31/21, the Annual VEVRAA Benchmark was lowered from 5.7% to 5.6%. Read more...

3/29/2021
2019 & 2020 Filing of EEO-1 Reports Update
The EEOC has announced that they will open their website enabling companies to begin filing their 2019 and 2020 EEO1 reports on April 26, 2021. Read more...

3/11/2021
Department of Labor (DOL) Seeks to Rescind Final Rules as to Independent Contractors & Joint Employer Relationships
Today the DOL has announced its intentions to strengthen workers protections by rescinding the rules as to independent contractors and joint employer status. Read more...

3/2/2021
OFCCP Announces Changes to Supply & Service Scheduling List
Back in September of 2020 the OFCCP issued its Scheduling List identifying those contractors scheduled for reviews by the OFCCP. Now the OFCCP has updated that List, and removed contractors previously selected for focused reviews and compliance checks. Read more...

1/12/2021
2019 & 2020 EEO1 Website to Open April of 2021
Today the EEOC announced that collection of the EEO1 data for the private sector will begin in April of 2021.Read more...

1/10/2021
OFCCP Update: Annual Affirmative Action Certification Proposal
In September of 2020 the OFCCP originally proposed contractors be required to annually certify that they had prepared their AAPs as required under the regulations. Read more...

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09/03/2021
OFCCP Releases 2014-2018 Census Data Effective January 1, 2022
2014-2018 Census Data must be utilized when preparing your AAP(s) effective January 1, 2022.
Most significant, is the number of Occupational Codes has dropped from 488 to 237, and changes have been made to geographical areas. Both of which will more than likely impact the Availability and Placement Rate Goals Analyses within the AAP.
Click Here to review the notice released by the OFCCP and the 2014-2018 Tabulation Resources and Updates.
08/27/2021
OFCCP Publishes New Corporate Scheduling Announcement List
Today the OFCCP issued its FY2021 CSAL Supply & Service Scheduling List identifying those contractors scheduled for reviews by the OFCCP. There are a total of 750 establishments identified for review.
08/27/2021
2019 & 2020 Filing of EEO-1 Reports Update New Filing Deadline Date
The EEOC has announced that the deadline for filing the 2019 & 2020 reports is now August23, 2021. However, as companies are required to file two years’ worth of data, it is not recommended to delay filing due to this new deadline.
07/1/2021
OFCCP Publishes New Corporate Scheduling Announcement List
Today the OFCCP issued its FY2021 CSAL Supply & Service Scheduling List identifying those contractors scheduled for reviews by the OFCCP. There are a total of 750 establishments identified for review.
06/28/2021
2019 & 2020 Filing of EEO-1 Reports Update New Filing Deadline Date
The EEOC has announced that the deadline for filing the 2019 & 2020 reports is now August23, 2021. However, as companies are required to file two years’ worth of data, it is not recommended to delay filing due to this new deadline.
03/31/2021
OFCCP Updates National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA
Effective 3/31/21, the Annual VEVRAA Benchmark was lowered from 5.7% to 5.6%. Annual Benchmark updates are published on the OFCCP website.
03/29/2021
2019 & 2020 Filing of EEO-1 Reports Update
The EEOC has announced that they will open their website enabling companies to begin filing their 2019 and 2020 EEO1 reports on April 26, 2021. The deadline for filing these reports is July 19, 2021.
03/11/2021
Department of Labor Seeks to Rescind Final Rules as to Independent Contractors & Joint Employer Relationships under Federal Labor Standards Act
Today the DOL has announced its intentions to strengthen workers protections by rescinding the rules as to independant contractors and joint employer status. These rules which went into effect on January 7, 2021 and March 16, 2020 respectively, were found to be ineffective, restrictive, and illogical by the courts. Employers must submit comments by April 12, 2021.
03/02/2021
OFCCP Announces Changes to Supply & Service Scheduling List
Back in September of 2020 the OFCCP issued its Scheduling List identifying those contractors scheduled for reviews by the OFCCP. Now the OFCCP has updated that List, and removed contractors previously selected for focused reviews and compliance checks for the near future. However, this will not impact those contractors already identified in September of 2020 or those presently undergoing a focused review or compliance check. The OFCCP has posted the amended Scheduling List, and additional resources on their website.
01/12/2021
2019 & 2020 EEO1 Website to Open April of 2021
Today the EEOC announced that collection of the EEO1 data for the private sector will begin in April of 2021. The announcement also provided collection dates for educational institutions, unions, and State/Local government. Further information as to employer notification and filing can be found by going to: EEOCdata.org.
01/10/2021
OFCCP Update: Annual Affirmative Action Certification Proposal
In September of 2020 the OFCCP originally proposed contractors be required to annually certify that they had prepared their AAP(s) as required under the regulations. At that time, the OFCCP set a deadline of 11/13/20, for submission of comments by the private sector. However, due to the lack of comments, the OFCCP extended this deadline to 1/28/21.
The annual certification process would entail contractors uploading their AAP(s) to a secure platform developed by the OFCCP known as the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (AAP-VI). Through this process, the OFCCP will “collect and monitor AAP(s) on a regular basis.” In addition, uploading of AAP(s) would occur when a contractor is scheduled for an audit.
The OFCCP has stated that AAP-VI is a secure system, requiring a series of authentication steps. Contractors would receive an email with registration instructions, and the OFCCP would post instructions on their website aswell.
Contractors would have 90 days to complete the certification process each year. Future annual certification dates would then be established by the OFCCP.
The AAP-VI system would also require the contractor to annually select one of the following certification options: (1) Entity has developed and maintained AAPs at each establishment, as applicable, or for each business unit, (2) Entity has been a party to a qualifying federal contract or subcontract for 120 days or more and has not developed and maintained AAPs at each establishment, as applicable, (3) Entity became a covered federal contractor/subcontractor within the past 120 days and has yet to develop applicable AAPs. Until a further announcement is made by the OFCCP as to the annual certification of AAPs, contractors should ensure that AAPs are being generated and maintained as required under 41 CFR 60.
08/19/2020
2020 Filing of VET4212 Reports
The VET portal for filing the 2020 VET4212 reports has opened. The deadline for filing these reports is September 30th. Further filing information can be obtained by going to: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs/vets4212.
As always, if you require our assistance Contact Us
05/8/2020
OFCCP Revises Voluntary Disability Self-Identification Form
In October of 2019, the OFCCP submitted a proposal to update the self-identification form as to disability, which was set to expire on 1/31/20. On 5/5/20, the updates that were sought by the OFCCP were approved. The form has been revised as follows: (1) one page, instead of two, (2) Includes additional physical/mental impairments/disorders, (3) includes additional information as to why applicants/employees are being asked to complete the form, (4) expanded “options” for applicants/employees as to “check boxes below” on form, & (5) a new expiration date of 5/31/20.
What do you need to do now? Contractors/subcontractors have until August 4, 2020, to implement the new form into their applicant tracking system, internal employee tracking (if applicable), employer website and wherever the Voluntary Disability Self-Identification form is presently posted/in use. Contractors/subcontractors can continue to use the present/expired self-identification form, until they have incorporated the revised form into their system/processes.

The form can be accessed and downloaded by going to: Voluntary Self‐Identification of Disability Form.
Further details/questions as to how to utilize this form is provided by going to: Section 503 Regulations Frequently Asked Questions.
05/7/2020
EEOC Delays Filing of 2019 EEO-1 Reports Until March 2021
Today the EEOC released a Statement delaying the collection of the data for the 2019 EEO-1 Reports until March of 2021.
At that time, they will also be collecting data for the 2020 EEO-1 Reports as well.
03/20/2020
OFCCP COVID-19 Response, OPERATIONS TO CONTINUE
Due to the pandemic, the OFCCP has issued a statement in regards to resources, operations, OFCCP reviews, and in addition provides contact/assistance information for those contractors presently undergoing reviews.
To read this statement, click here.
01/13/2020
Final Rule Updating Joint Employer Regulations Under FSLA
Joint employer status is nothing new. However, there is now a four factor test for determining whether or not an employer is a joint employer under the FSLA. The test covers four factors: (1) hiring/firing (2) supervising/controlling (3) method of & payment rate, & (4) employment records. The final rule also provides further clarifications useful in determining joint employer status. To access the Final Rule, go to: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20200112
01/06/2020
OFCCP Updates Federal Contractors Compliance Manual
Looking to start the New Year with some light reading. The OFCCP’s long awaited updates to the Compliance Manual utilized by its compliance officers has been published. The Compliance Manual is a great reference tool for federal contractors/subcontractors facing an audit by the OFCCP, and is informative as well.
To access the Compliance Manual, go to: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm
11/13/2019
EEOC Update EEO-1 Reports & Component 2 Pay Data Collection
Since the reinstatement of the compensation requirement back in May, there has been much discussion as to the additional burden upon employers as well as its value. At this point in time, the EEOC will continue to utilize the EEO-1 report as it has done for many years. However, it is not planning to continue the collection of pay data (Component 2). Further analysis and comments are being collected by the EEOC before a final determination will be made as to collection of pay data. For further information, go to: https://eeoc.gov/
11/08/2019
OFCCP Releases 2019 Supplemental VEVRAA Focused Review Scheduling List
OFCCP has released a supplement to the Corporate Scheduling List which was originally published on March 25th 2019. The supplement identifies 500 contractors/subcontractors chosen for a VEVRAA Focused Review.
To view this supplemental, go to: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/scheduling/index.html.
As a reminder, contractors/subcontractors will no longer be provided notification by mail, so it is recommended that they subscribe to receive OFCCP emails / updates by going to: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOLOFCCP/subscriber/new
11/08/2019
OFCCP Issues Directive 2020-01 As to Spouses of Protected Veterans
In its effort to ensure that military spouses of protected veterans are not discriminated against, during an OFCCP onsite review questions will be asked and compliance assistance provided by the Compliance Officer to assist contractors/subcontractors as to its obligations under this directive. To access this Directive, go to: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/directives/dir2020_01.html
11/04/2019
OFCCP Offers Technical Assistance Guides
In keeping with its commitment to provide technical assistance, the OFCCP continues to issue technical guides to Federal, Construction, Supply & Service Contractors, and Educational Institutions. To view these technical guides, and a host of others guides dealing with Notices & Postings, and Recordkeeping as to: Applicant tracking, EEO11246, VEVRAA, and Section 503, go to: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/CAGuides/Index.html.
9/24/2019
Final Overtime Rule Issued by U.S. Department of Labor Effective January 1, 2020
The earning thresholds for executive, administrative, and professional will increase from $455 per week to $684, and the annual minimum salary for highly compensated employees has been increased from $100,000 to $107,432 per year. Other forms of compensation, nondiscretionary bonuses, incentive payments, and commissions are addressed as well. To view the Final Rule and gain access to additional useful information, going to: https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/index.htm.
7/15/2019
EEOC Opens Web-Portal Opens for Collection of 2017 & 2018 Pay Data
The EEOC has opened its web-based portal for the collection of the 2017 & 2018 pay data. On July 15, 2019, filers were sent login information (User ID & FEIN) via a USPS letter and email. As in the past, filers will need to establish a Password in order to file their data.
However, the EEOC states that the data file upload function and validation process will not be available to filers wishing to upload their pay data until August 15, 2019. Further details/materials can be viewed by going to: https://eeoccomp2.norc.org.
7/6/2019
2017 & 2018 Additional Support Information Released as to Reporting of Compensation
As promised, additional support information/materials have been released by the EEOC. The website contains Sample Forms, Filing Instructions, a User’s Guide, FAQs, the EEOC’s Initial Notification letter, and Reference Documents. All of these materials can be viewed by going to: https://eeoccomp2.norc.org/info.html
6/4/2019
2017 & 2018 EEO-1 Update Reporting of Compensation
According to the most recent notification by the EEOC companies can “expect a web-based portal for the collection of 2017 and 2018 Component 2 data to be active by mid-July 2019. Please note that the portal is not yet open. The EEOC will be notifying filers prior to the launch of the portal and providing FAQs and other materials to assist filers with the submission of Component 2 data. The EEOC expects their helpdesk to be fully operational starting on approximately June 17, 2019. The URL for the portal will be https://eeoccomp2.norc.org.
5/28/2019
U.S. Department of Labor Revisions to Executive Order 13496 NLRA Rights Poster
The U.S. Dept. of Labor has made technical changes to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) rights poster that federal contractors/subcontractors are required to display under Executive Order 13496. The revised poster has been updated to reflect (1) a new telephone number for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is the agency responsible for enforcing the NJLR and (2) contact information for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. No other changes were made at this time.
The poster can be downloaded for free by going to the Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS) website at https://www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/EO13496.htm. It is available in multiple languages, and the website provides relevant information as well. Given that the OFCCP has ramped up its auditing practices, it would be prudent to ensure that the company is complying with this posting requirement.
5/9/2019
OFCCP Launches Compliance Check Website
The OFCCP has launched its Compliance Check website. We also direct you to our previous Communique of March 25, 2019 for additional details.
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5/3/2019
Filing of 2017 & 2018 EEO1 Reports Immediate Reinstatement of Compensation Data Requirement
The EEOC has issued the attached Notice in regards to the filing of compensation data for 2017and 2018.
The EEOC states that they "anticipate collecting compensation data for 2017 and 2018 beginning mid July 2019." They are presently working with a third party vendor to accomplish this, and will notify filers of the precise date this data collection will begin.
At this point in time, we strongly advise meeting with those parties/departments instrumental in gathering the necessary data for the company’s submission. Additionally, the company should continue to check the EEO-1 survey website for updates as well.
3/31/2019
2018 Filing of EEO-1 Reports Update
May 31, 2019 is the deadline for filing the 2018 EEO-1 reports. A one-time extension may be granted. Further information in regards to the EEO-1 reports, can be obtained by going to: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm.
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3/31/2019
OFCCP Updates National Annual Benchmark for VEVRAA
Effective 3/31/19, the Annual VEVRAA Benchmark was lowered from 6.4% to 5.9%. Annual Benchmark updates are published on the Department of Labor website.
3/25/2019
OFCCP PUBLISHES CORPORATE SCHEDULING ANNOUNCEMENT LIST (CSAL)
On 3/25/19 the OFCCP published the CSAL, which includes establishment reviews, Section 503 Focused Reviews, Compliance Checks, FAAP reviews, and Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations (CMCE) reviews. You can view the entire list of companies chosen for review, and gain detailed information as to Scheduling, CMCE, and Section 503 Focused Reviews by going to: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/scheduling/index.html. We also direct you to our prior Communiques from Feb 1st 2018 and Sept 30th 2014.
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3/25/2019
Section 503 Focused Reviews to Begin
Along with establishment reviews, Compliance Checks, FAAP reviews, and Corporate Management Compliance Evaluations (CMCE) reviews, now comes the Section 503 Focused Review. A Section 503 review focuses on the company’s accommodation policies and requests, recruitment efforts, assessment of personnel processes, and physical and mental qualifications of individuals with disabilities. To learn more about Section 503 Focused Reviews, go to https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/Section503-FocusedReviews/index.html
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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. Further filing information can be obtained by going to: https://vets4212.dol.gov/vets4212.
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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
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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.
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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.
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