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New veteran, disability hiring goals won't be quotas, Labor Dept. says

New regulations from the Labor Department spell out specific benchmarks federal contractors will be expected to meet regarding the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities. But Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), tells Federal News Radio the new benchmarks are not quotas. Still, some contractor groups are viewing the new rules with skepticism.

Tags: Labor , hiring , industry , disabilty hiring , veteran hiring , Brian Turmail , Associated General Contractors of America

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:33pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - September 3, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: federal drive , Jared Serbu , John Goodman , Joe Petrillo , Alan Chvotkin , John Palguta , Julian Hattem

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 11:38am EDT

Shiu: Contractors who miss disability goals face debarment

A proposed Labor Department rule to mandate 7 percent of federal contractors' workforce be disabled people is aimed at elevating the importance of disability hiring to the level of affirmative action for race and gender, a Labor official said.

Tags: Labor , disabilities , contracting , workforce , hiring , affirmative action , federal drive

Monday - 12/12/2011, 11:24am EST
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Tags: Labor , workforce , hiring , disabilities , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

Agencies collaborate against discrimination

AFGE legislative conference will focus on ensuring departments and contractors are abiding by civil rights laws. The union also will march on Capitol Hill to Tuesday in support of federal employees.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , civil rights , discrimination , Department of Labor , Department of Justice , Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , AFGE , John Gage , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 07:33am EST
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