In a recent action widely reported by the media, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration, as part of an ongoing effort to review and reverse or modify policy positions issued during the Obama Administration, was rescinding 24 Obama-era guidance documents, some of which deal with affirmative action rules applicable in the education context.

Many of the media reports implied that this was a move by the Administration to roll back affirmative action requirements generally. However, we do not believe that rescission of these documents has any impact on the current compliance obligations of employers, and more specifically on the affirmative action obligations of federal contractors under the requirements enforced by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.