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OFCCP Announces a Final Rule Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual
Orientation and Gender Identity

On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13672, amending Executive Order 11246, to prohibit federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order directed the Secretary of Labor to prepare regulations implementing the new protections. As a result, the Department of Labor published a Final Rule in the Federal Register on December 9, 2014, changing OFCCP’s regulations to require federal contractors and subcontractors to treat applicants and employees without regard to their sexual orientation or gender identity.  This Final Rule takes effect on April 8, 2015.


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  • Read Secretary Perez’s April 8, 2015 Blog about the Final Rule
  • Read Secretary Perez’s December 3, 2014 Blog about the Final Rule
  • View Press Release