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RIN: 1250-AA05

Publication ID: Spring 2011

Title: Sex Discrimination Guidelines

Abstract: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is charged with enforcing Executive Order 11246, as amended, which prohibits Federal Government contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against individuals in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin, and requires them to take affirmative action. OFCCP regulations at 41 CFR part 60-20 set forth the interpretations and guidelines for implementing Executive Order 11246, as amended, in regards to promoting and ensuring equal opportunities for all persons employed or seeking employment with Government contractors and subcontractors without regard to sex. This nondiscrimination requirement also applies to contractors and subcontractors performing under federally assisted construction contracts. The guidance in part 60-20 is more than 30 years old. OFCCP will issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to create sex discrimination regulations that reflect the current state of the law in this area.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation: 41 CFR 60

Legal Authority: sec 201, EO 11246, 30 FR 12319 and EO 11375, 32 FR 14303, as amended by EO 12086

Legal Deadline: None




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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism: Undetermined

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Agency Contact:
Debra A. Carr
Director, Division of Policy, Planning and Program Development
Department of Labor
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
200 Constitution Avenue NW., N3422,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-0104
TDD Phone: 202 693-1337
Fax: 202 693-1304