On January 31, 2018, AGC attended an intimate stakeholder roundtable discussion with Ondray T. Harris, the recently appointed Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) at the U.S Department of Labor. AGC took the opportunity to outline the unique challenges construction contractors face when interacting with the OFCCP and complying with its requirements. AGC strongly advocated for greater clarity, increased communication, and deeper industry knowledge.
Director Harris and his staff appear genuinely interested in partnering with the construction industry to ensure the development of American workers and continued investment in diversity initiatives. In line with the Trump administration’s focus on apprenticeships, the director and his staff also discussed how apprenticeship programs can assist in diversity efforts and Affirmative Action requirements for contractors.
AGC regularly attends these types of meetings to connect federal agencies with the construction industry they are required to regulate. These are unique opportunities for AGC to help educate federal officials on how their rulemakings translate at the practical level, as well as identify additional partnership opportunities. AGC looks forward to continuing to work with the OFCCP and other federal agencies on behalf of its membership.
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