OFCCP Under Fire For Hospital Audits, Disability Hiring Rule

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 2:42 PM EST) -- House Republicans during a Wednesday hearing criticized the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' efforts to regulate affirmative action in hospitals and promote the hiring of disabled workers, using the discussion as an opportunity to advocate new legislation that would exempt many hospitals from the OFCCP's jurisdiction.

The OFCCP, which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor, enforces several affirmative action requirements for federal contractors and has been more active under President Barack Obama than under President George W. Bush. The agency recently finalized two...
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