OFCCP News Releases

June 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Evaluation Results in Federal Contractor Paying $50,000 in Back Wages

WHITAKERS, NC – After a routine compliance evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Consolidated Diesel Inc. – a federal contractor and subsidiary of Cummins Inc. – has agreed to pay $50,000 in back wages for alleged pay discrimination against African-American managers at the diesel engine manufacturing facility in Whitakers, North Carolina.

June 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor and Fort Worth Beverage Distributor Agree to Settle Allegations of Hiring Discrimination

DALLAS, TX -  After a routine compliance evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Ben E. Keith Company (BEK) – operating as Fort Worth/Waco Beer & Fleet Main and Ben E. Keith Dallas Fort Worth Foods (BEK Foods) – has agreed to pay $350,000 in back pay and interest to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at its two Fort Worth, Texas, facilities.   

May 21, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Host Education and Outreach Event To Promote Employment of Veterans and Military Spouses

ATLANTA, GA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) are collaborating with the Georgia Department of Labor, the Atlanta VA Health Care System, and the Goodwill Career Center to host a veteran's education and outreach event on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is titled, "From Deployment to Employment: Hire a Veteran Career and Resource Linkage."

March 20, 2019

U.S. Department Of Labor Resolves Disability Discrimination at Pacific Architects and Engineers’ Missouri Facility

KANSAS CITY, MOThe U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has reached a settlement with Pacific Architects and Engineers – based in Arlington, Virginia – requiring the company to pay $21,507 in back pay and interest after an investigation found the company discriminated against a hearing impaired employee at its Lee's Summit, Missouri facility.

March 5, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor to Offer Education and Outreach Event To Promote Employment, Protection of Individuals with Disabilities

ATLANTA, GA - The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Center for the Visually Impaired in Atlanta, Georgia, will host an education and outreach event to assist federal contractors in recruiting people with disabilities into the workplace and protecting those in the workforce from discrimination.

March 4, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Review Results in Government Contractor Paying $250,000 in Back Pay and Interest to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination

CONROE, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the GEO Group Inc. – a company specializing in privatized corrections, detention, and mental health treatment – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at the company’s Joe Corley Detention Center in Conroe, Texas. The GEO Group Inc.

February 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Develops Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program For Top-performing Contractors

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced today the release of a new policy directive to establish a voluntary compliance program for high-performing federal contractors.

January 25, 2019

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $55,000 in Back Wages To Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination

MACON, GA – Federal contractor Asplundh Tree Expert Co. has agreed to pay $55,000 in back wages after a routine compliance evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found alleged systemic hiring discrimination violations at its Macon, Georgia, facility. Asplundh Tree Expert Co. has also agreed to make job offers for specific positions, to up to five eligible class members who express an interest in employment and meet qualifications.

November 30, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Announces New Policies

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced three directives aimed at establishing an opinion letter process and enhancing OFCCP’s Help Desk, establishing a process to resolve compliance evaluations at the earliest stage possible with corporate-wide compliance, and clarifying the Agency’s compliance review procedures.

November 20, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Settles Allegations of Hiring Discrimination Against Federal Contractor in Denver, Colorado

DENVER, CO – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Inc. - a federal government contractor that supplies building materials - to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at the company’s Denver, Colorado, facility.

November 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Enters Into Consent Decree With Meat Processing Company to Resolve Hiring Discrimination Cases

GREELEY, CO - The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and JBS USA have entered into a consent decree resolving allegations of hiring discrimination at the company's beef processing facilities in Hyrum, Utah, and Cactus, Texas.

November 13, 2018

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $72,000 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination Found in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

ROME, GA – Crothall Laundry Services Inc. has agreed to pay $72,000 in back wages after a routine compliance evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found alleged systematic hiring discrimination violations at its Rome, Georgia, worksite.

October 26, 2018

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $409,947 in Back Wages To Settle Hiring Discrimination Allegations

PHILADELPHIA, PAThe U.S. Department of Labor has reached an agreement with federal contractor Coastal International Security Inc. – a security services company based in Stafford, Virginia – that requires the company to pay $409,947 in back wages and interest to settle allegations of systemic hiring discrimination.

October 24, 2018

Minnesota Food Service Contractor to Pay $399,000 to Resolve Gender Pay Discrimination Found by U.S. Department of Labor

ROSEVILLE, MN - The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with A'viands Food & Service Management requiring the federal contractor to pay $399,000 in back pay and interest to 98 female employees to resolve pay discrimination violations found at its Roseville, Minnesota, facility.

October 11, 2018

U.S. Department Of Labor Recovers $300,000 for Pharmacy Technicians As Part of a Settlement Involving Pay Discrimination

DES PLAINES, ILThe U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Omnicare of Northern Illinois that requires the company to pay $300,000 in back pay and interest to 132 pharmacy technicians of Asian heritage to remedy pay discrimination violations identified at its Des Plaines, Illinois, facility.

September 28, 2018

Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $599,989 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination Found in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

ATLANTA, GA – Performance Food Group Company – a federal contractor based in Richmond, Virginia – has agreed to pay $599,989 in back wages after compliance evaluations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found alleged systematic hiring discrimination violations at four facilities in Florence, South Carolina; Hickory, North Carolina; Batesville, Mississippi; and Lebanon, Tennessee.

September 27, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Recovers $161,126 to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination at Kentucky Meggitt (Erlanger) Facility

ERLANGER, KY – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Meggitt (Erlanger) LLC – a federal contractor that produces highly engineered aerospace components for jet engines and airframe applications – in which the company will pay $161,126 to remedy alleged pay discrimination violations identified at its Erlanger, Kentucky, facility.

September 21, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Contractor Engagement, Compliance Assistance, and Proactive Compliance

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) to support contractor education and training; enable proactive compliance with OFCCP's regulations; and minimize, to the extent feasible, the cost of compliance by contractors.  

September 20, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Announces New Policies to Increase Transparency

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced two directives focused on providing more transparency in OFCCP activities as an essential tool for promoting compliance. These directives, which continue the goals of the Department's recently announced Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI), encourage and facilitate fair and transparent OFCCP compliance evaluations, and OFCCP efficiency and consistency:

August 24, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Announces New Policies

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced three directives, including new procedures for reviewing contractor compensation practices, a program to verify that contractors are in compliance with federal affirmative action program (AAP) requirements, and an initiative establishing a recognition program for contractors with high-quality and high-performing compliance programs and initiatives.