Tuesday, November 26, 2019: OFCCP Announced Native American Outreach Action Plan
On September 4, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service and Administration for Native Americans to host a Native American Outreach Town Hall event. As a result of the feedback received at the event, OFCCP has now announced an “Indian and Native American Employment Rights Program.”
OFCCP identified three areas where it could possibly aide in Native American Outreach in fiscal year 2020.
- OFCCP intends to provide improved guidance from its Indian and Native American Employment Rights Program on how to lawfully extend a preference in employment to American Indians and Alaska Natives. OFCCP will provide resources on its website for agencies working directly with tribes, tribal communities, and tribal organizations.
- Development of best practices guides and frequently asked questions to address work on or near Indian reservations, Indian preference, and a model affirmative action program with an Indian preference component.
- Implement a program to connect federal contractors to recruitment sources with Native American job seekers.