Congress finally came to agreement early last week and approved an “omnibus” spending bill to keep government operations funded through the end of fiscal year 2017, which expires on September 30.  The $1.1 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law by President Trump on May 5, 2017, spared agencies such as the Labor Department’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from deep budget cuts threatened by the Trump Administration, at least for now.

OFCCP ended up with less than a 1 percent budget cut, and the NLRB, along with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, were funded at the same levels as in FY 2016.

Members of the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC) can read more here.