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DOL/OFCCP RIN: 1250-AA05 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: Discrimination on the Basis of Sex 

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is charged with enforcing Executive Order 11246, as amended, which prohibits Federal Government contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against individuals in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or national origin, and requires them to take affirmative action. This order also prohibits discrimination based on an employee discussing his/her pay or the pay of a coworker. OFCCP regulations at 41 CFR part 60-20 set forth the interpretations and guidelines for implementing Executive Order 11246, as amended, in regard to promoting and ensuring equal opportunities for all persons employed or seeking employment with Government contractors and subcontractors without regard to sex. This nondiscrimination requirement also applies to contractors and subcontractors performing under federally assisted construction contracts. The guidance in part 60-20 is more than 30 years old, and warrants changes that align OFCCP's requirements with current law and better address the realities of today's workplaces. OFCCP published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on January 30, 2015 (80 FR 5245), to create sex discrimination regulations that reflect the current state of the law in this area.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 41 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: sec 201, E.O. 11246, 30 FR 12319 and E.O. 11375, 32 FR 14303, as amended by E.O. 12086   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/30/2015  80 FR 5245   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/31/2015 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  04/01/2015  80 FR 17373   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  04/14/2015 
Final Rule  05/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Debra Carr
Director, Division of Policy and Program Development
Department of Labor
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room C-3325,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1159