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OFCCP Pilots New Self-Service Options for stakeholders

Beginning this month, OFCCP stakeholders will have new self-service options that will allow them to submit questions and check the status of complaints directly through the OFCCP website.

These new self-service options, Submit a Question to OFCCP and Check Status of Question or Complaint are available on the Workforce Corner section of the OFCCP home page. We hope that these new self-service options will make it easier for stakeholders to submit questions, obtain answers, and access the information they need. Although we encourage stakeholders to take advantage of these self-service tools, all previously available channels can still be used to contact OFCCP.

Phone: 1-800-397-6251 (TTY: 1-877-889-5627)

OFCCP settles hiring discrimination case with Lincoln Electric

For the second time in 11 years, OFCCP has settled a hiring discrimination case with federal contractor Lincoln Electric. The company will pay $1 million and provide 48 job opportunities to 5,557 qualified African American workers who were unfairly rejected for jobs at the company’s facility in Cleveland, Ohio. OFCCP investigators found that Lincoln Electric used an application system and testing process that violated the law by creating an adverse impact on African American workers. Read the Labor Department’s press release for more information.

OFCCP settles hiring discrimination case with Parsons Brinckerhoff

OFCCP announced a settlement in a hiring discrimination case involving Parsons Brinckerhoff, a federal contractor responsible for designing, building, operating and maintaining federal facilities and landmarks. The company will pay almost $200,000 to 247 minority workers who were rejected for engineering positions and the companys headquarters in New York City. The affected class is comprised of 152 Asian Americans, 51 Hispanics, 29 African Americans, 3 Native Americans and 12 individuals who identified as two or more races. Read the Labor Departments press release for more information.

DOL Settles Sex Harassment Case in Puerto Rico

It may be April Fools Day, but sexual harassment is no joke. Today, OFCCP announced a settlement with construction company Constructora Santiago in a case involving charges of harassment, retaliation and pay discrimination including a failure to provide restroom facilities for female carpenters. Constructora Santiago will pay $40,000 to the affected workers and take measures to ensure that this does not happen again. Read the Labor Department’s news release in English and en Espaol for more information.