Labor & Employment Law Daily ‘Anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating’ EO implemented via complaint hotline
Friday, October 2, 2020

‘Anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating’ EO implemented via complaint hotline

By WK Editorial Staff

Employees of federal contractors may now file complaints.

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has established a hotline and email address to receive and investigate complaints under existing Executive Order 11246 and President Trump’s new “Executive Order Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” issued on September 22, 2020. The new OFCCP Complaint Hotline to Combat Race and Sex Stereotyping can be reached at 202-343-2008 or via email at [email protected].

Trump’s Executive Order 13950 was issued “to promote economy and efficiency in Federal contracting, to promote unity in the Federal workforce, and to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” Under the order, employees can file complaints alleging that a federal contractor “is utilizing training programs in violation of the contractor’s obligations under those orders.”

Application. Although the order is effective immediately, its specific requirements for federal contractors apply only to those with federal contracts entered into 60 days after the date of the order, which will be November 21, 2020. However, training programs prohibited by the order may also violate a contractor’s obligations under existing Executive Order 11246, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing your compensation or the compensation of others, the OFCCP suggests.

Filing a complaint. Employees may file a complaint about training programs that they believe to be in violation of executive orders via the OFCCP’s website, or the OFCCP can send them a copy of the complaint form by email or regular mail.

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