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Balance Construction Contractor Funnel with Women and Minorities trending idea

There are over 808,891 construction workers currently employed in the United States. From that, 87.8% of all construction workers are men. Nationally, only 3.4% of construction trade workers are female, as of 2018, according to U.S. Labor Department statistics. One of the challenges is that this has always been a white male dominated field where you were typically brought into the union by your uncle, brother, or father.... more »

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Ensure Greater Compliance Among OFCCP Subcontractors

Ensure Greater Compliance Among OFCCP Subcontractors by Requiring Subcontract Award Notification

Currently, construction contractors are required to give written notice to OFCCP within 10 working days of awarding a construction subcontract in excess of $10,000 (41 CFR 60-4.2). https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/contract-award-notifications

This requirement gives OFCCP visibility into construction subcontractors. There... more »

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Threshold for Underserved Geographic Communities trending idea

Being that there are certain jurisdictional thresholds in place for equal employment opportunity for EO 11246, and VEVRAA, there should be a threshold in place for underserved geographic communities.

When it comes to gender, race and sexuality, diversity has been at the forefront of equity in the workplace for many years. One form of inequality that has been absent is discrimination based on social class or socio-economic... more »

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Remove college degrees in non-related fields as a consideration

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Often, job seekers are screened out by the lack of a college degree. Not a specific task targeted degree, but ANY degree. This creates an unfair advantage for individuals from more robust economic backgrounds.

After 10 years of work, that barrier to the success of an applicant, should not be allowed.

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Executive Order on Racial Equity and Support for the Underserved trending idea

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The executive order on racial equity and support of the underserved has already been established.  Our labor law is against discrimination and harassment due to religion, age, ethnicity, gender, disability, or race.  There's not anything else to do beyond that.  Despite what Biden and his people say, America doesn't discriminate against underserved communities, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with... more »

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Many Companies Deny their status as Federal Subcontractors

  I worked For Biontech in 2020, and despite the fact that the Pfizer-Biontech Federal contract was all over the news, no determination of Biontech's Federal subcontractor status was ever made. I was involved in an an internal EEO inquiry during this time and Biontech denied having Federal subcontractor status.

As an insider at Biontech, I have credible evidence that Biontech supplied Pfizer with materials in order for... more »

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When someone files a complaint

So when someone files a complaint don't pass the buck to the next agency,check the facts ,don't automatically just pass it on  I went to the self, first they decided me to labor commission,they refured me wage n hour division,and 2 yrs latter they said we have chossen not to pursue your case. Well why not I live in very low income prodjects went to work thru sec 3. IAM a sfs partisapaint, and the llc the housing authority... more »

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Fissured Work in government contracting

- DOL can and should do more to promote worker equity among federal contractors and subcontractors, including: (a) requiring all federal contractors to disclose information about their employees, subcontracted workers, and independent contractors, including the following disaggregated by race and gender: median pay by occupation; benefits offered; median length of employment; and advancement opportunities.

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Center equity in awarding federal contracts and subcontracts

In addition to existing Affirmative Action Programs (AAP) requirements, the DOL should develop guidance stipulating that when awarding federal contracts and subcontracts, special consideration should be given to firms that either have a significant proportion of employees who come from communities that have been underserved or target their outreach for employment opportunities in part to communities that have been underserved.... more »

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Reinstate federal government collection of data from employers

Reinstate federal government collection of pay data from employers, including federal contractors and subcontractors. The Obama Administration's pay data collection rule, which required large employers to collect pay data broken down by race, ethnicity, and gender, was an important step forward in pay transparency and parity. Reinstating this rule across the federal government and reaffirming its applicability to all... more »

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Require public disclosure of compensation gaps

Require public disclosure of federal contractor and subcontractor compensation gaps by gender, race, and ethnicity. Pay equity is simultaneously an economic issue and a racial and gender equity issue, because women as well as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Pacific Islander workers experience the largest gaps in pay when compared to their white male counterparts. As good faith actors and in pursuit of full transparency,... more »

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Require increased internal transparency from contractors

Require increased internal transparency from contractors on employee compensation structure and philosophy to drive pay equity. Company policy and culture--which influences promotion decisions, performance ratings, the availability of education and training opportunities, leave policies, implicitly steering applicants into lower-paying positions, and limiting transfers to better-compensated jobs--can lead to systematic... more »

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Commit to higher wage standards, set precedent as model employer

Commit to higher wage standards and set precedent as a model employer. The Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour sets a strong precedent as the model employer for all other businesses both small and large to emulate. Building on this commitment, the Administration and DOL in concert should commit to automatic annual increases in the federal contractor... more »

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