Below is a detailed summary of recent OFCCP case settlements resolved through a Conciliation Agreement with the contractor. Please review the Class Member Locator page to check the deadline to submit information if you believe you are a class member for one of the cases.

AECOM Management Services

Aecom Management Services, which specializes in program and facilities management, environmental management, training, logistics, consulting, has agreed to pay $205,000 to resolve systemic discrimination found at its Virginia Beach, Virginia facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 67 qualified blacks who applied for Aircraft Worker positions and not hired. Pursuant to the Conciliation Agreement, Aecom will extend eight (8) job opportunities and maintain all records associated with its hiring process.

AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca, a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, will pay $560,000 to resolve allegations of pay discrimination at its Wilmington, Delaware, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 23 Hispanic females and 295 females in the Primary Care Sales Representative Level 3 position and the Specialty Cares Sales Representative Level 4 position, respectively, by paying them less than similarly situated employees. Pursuant to the Conciliation Agreement, AstraZeneca will provide compensation to 318 females and maintain all records associated with its compensation decision making process.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, a health insurance provider, will pay $226,484 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Columbia, South Carolina facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 117 qualified Black, Hispanic, Asian, and 2 or More Races applicants for the Student Entry Level Training Program position and were not hired. Pursuant to the agreement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina will also extend five job opportunities.

Fastenal Company

Fastenal Company, a leading distributor of industrial and construction supplies, will pay $168,000.00 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Highpoint, North Carolina facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 483 qualified female applicants who applied for laborer and helper positions and were not hired. Pursuant to the agreement, Fastenal Company will also extend 24 job opportunities to the female applicants not hired, and train all individuals involved in recruiting, selecting, or tracking applicants for laborer and helper positions on its revised hiring process related to the alleged discrimination violation.

HM Health Solutions

HM Health Solutions (HMHS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Highmark Health, located in Pittsburgh, PA, will pay $410,000 to resolve allegations of pay discrimination at its Pittsburgh, PA facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 67 employees in the Associate Consultant and Consultant job titles by paying them less than similarly situated Asian employees. Pursuant to the Conciliation Agreement, HM Health Solutions will compensate 67 employees and maintain all records associated with its compensation decision-making process.

IBM US Public Service GBS

IBM US Public Service GBS, a multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, will pay $350,000 to resolve allegations of pay discrimination at its Washington, DC, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 115 females in the Project Manager job title by paying them less than similarly situated employees. Pursuant to the agreement, IBM GBS has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

International Packing Corporation

International Packing Corporation, a custom packaging manufacturer, will pay $160,000 consisting of salary increases and back pay to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its Pawtucket, RI facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against female employees in Machine Operator 1 and Machine Operator 2 (also known as Producer 1 and Producer 2) positions by paying them less than similarly situated males. Pursuant to the agreement, International Packing Corporation will also pay $100,000 in nonmonetary relief.

Merit Services, Inc.

MERIT SERVICES, INC. (“Merit”), a manufacturer of disposable medical devices, will pay $295,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its South Jordan, UT facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) found that the federal contractor discriminated against 46 qualified male applicants for Production Operator II positions and did not hire them. Pursuant to the Conciliation Agreement, Merit will extend 46 job opportunities and maintain all records associated with its hiring process.

Regus Management Group LLC

Regus Management Group LLC, (Regus), a leading global workspace provider with headquarters in Addison, Texas, will pay $900,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its facilities nationwide. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that Regus discriminated against 3,190 Blacks that applied for Community Manager and Community Associate positions and were not hired and against 1,095 male applicants that applied for Community Associate positions and were not hired. Pursuant to the Conciliation Agreement, Regus will extend job opportunities to 102 Black applicants and 22 male applicants at its facilities nationwide.

Serco, Inc.

Serco, Inc. has agreed to pay $150,000 in back pay and interest to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination against 35 female Information Technology Professionals at its Herndon, Virginia facility. In addition, Serco, Inc. will evaluate the neutrality of its compensation policies and practices and report out on all pay adjustments and modifications to personnel and compensation practices. Pursuant to the Conciliation Agreement, Serco will provide compensation to 35 females and maintain all records associated with its compensation decision making process.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Corporation, a multinational media conglomerate, will pay $550,000 to resolve allegations of pay discrimination at its New York, New York, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 113 female, Black, and Hispanic employees who were underpaid relative to their peers. Pursuant to the agreement, Thomson Reuters Corporation will also conduct salary adjustments, as necessary, ensure equal employment opportunities, implement improved policies, and self-monitor its compensation program.

US Foods, Inc. (Bensenville, IL)

US Foods, Inc., a food distributor, will pay $159,549 ($146,785 in back pay and $12,764 in interest) to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Bensenville, IL facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 8 female applicants for full-time Night Selector positions, 24 female applicants for part-time Night Selector positions, and 82 Black applicants for part-time Night Selector positions. Pursuant to the agreement, US Foods will also extend job offers to interested applicants; ensure its managers properly document the results of hiring decisions made as stated in the revised hiring policies and procedures; and properly maintain all records on the revised policies and procedures, including any associated underlying data and information.