***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee to Review Labor Department's Regulatory and Enforcement Policies Affecting Federal Contractors
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 16, 2012
On Wednesday, April 18th, at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), will hold a hearing entitled, “Reviewing the Impact of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ Regulatory and Enforcement Actions.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for ensuring federal contractors follow federal nondiscrimination hiring requirements. In recent years, OFCCP has advanced significant changes to its regulatory and enforcement policies that could create additional costs and challenges for employers and workers. The agency is currently developing five regulatory proposals that may lead to even greater administrative burdens on employers. For example, two such proposals would require employers to provide a “statement of reasons” that explains why certain workers were not extended an employment opportunity. Additionally, OFCCP has sought to expand its jurisdiction to certain health care providers, challenging their ability to deliver affordable health care to seniors and veterans.
Wednesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to discuss the consequences workers and employers may face as a result of OFCCP’s regulatory and enforcement actions. To learn more about this hearing, visit www.republicans-edlabor.house.gov/hearings.
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