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Balance Construction Contractor Funnel with Women and Minorities

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

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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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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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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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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Focus on Institutions of Higher Learning trending idea

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It is my opinion that many individuals in US higher education, particularly employees and/or graduate students are completely unaware of the appropriate steps these individuals may take to advocate for themselves and other individuals in similar situations. It is clearly evident to me from my own personal experiences as a PhD student that systemic racial and mental health stigma persists within the work culture of higher... more »

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