February 2, 2009

OFCCP RELEASES FISCAL YEAR 2008 ENFORCEMENT STATISTICS

On December 30, 2008 OFCCP reported that in fiscal year 2008, the agency won a record $67,510,982 in back pay, salary and benefits for 24,508 U.S. workers who had been subjected to unlawful employment discrimination. Charles James, then deputy assistant secretary, pointed to the agency’s focus on systemic discrimination as the most significant for the mission of the agency. One of the key highlights of OFCCP’s news release is that 99 percent of the dollars were collected in systemic discrimination cases. In a related development, on January 12, 2009, OFCCP posted their FY 2008 accomplishments, which highlighted the importance of the agency’s Active Case Management System to their enforcement efforts.

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