Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
OFCCP Proposes Updated Sex Discrimination Rule
On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating the rules that govern how federal contractors and subcontractors prohibit sex discrimination. The proposal would rescind outdated guidance, align requirements with current law and better address the realities of today's workplaces. OFCCP’s proposed rule deals with a variety of barriers to equal opportunity and fair pay, including pay discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environments, a lack of workplace accommodations for pregnant women as well as gender identity and family caregiving discrimination.
On April 1, 2015, the comment period was extended to April 14, 2015.
The Proposed Rule
- Read the Proposed Rule
- Comment on the NPRM
- Read the Federal Register Notice Extending the Comment Period
- View an infographic on sex discrimination in the workplace
- Women in the Labor Force: Facts Over Time
- Map of states with protections for pregnant/nursing women
- DOL resources on equal pay
- OFCCP Final Rule on LGBT discrimination
- EEOC’s description of harassment