From Seyfarth Shaw comes this further persecution of America’s job creators:
As promised by Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Director Patricia Shiu, that agency has officially begun the process to create a new compensation data collection tool that, on a regular basis, will allow the agency to collect pay data from contractors and more specifically target contractors for audit based on race/ethnicity and gender disparities in their reported employee compensation data. The first step happened on August 10, 2011 when OFCCP published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) in the Federal Register inviting the public to comment on the agency’s development and implementation of a compensation data collection tool. The ANPR is available by clicking here.
The development of this tool signals the OFCCP’s further implementation of steps under President Obama and the Secretary of Labor’s mandates to vigorously pursue pay discrimination among contractors. Heretofore, the OFCCP has been generally limited in identifying pay issues to only those contractors it audits. With this tool, it is the OFCCP’s desire to implement a regularly required report by which contractors would report pay data that would be analyzed by the OFCCP to generate a list of contractors it would pursue.