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Notice of Final Rescission: Interpreting Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 With Respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Voluntary Guidelines for Self-Evaluation of Compensation Practices for Compliance With Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 With Respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination, 78 Fed. Reg. 13508, Effective date of issuance, Feb. 28, 2013
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is publishing a final notice rescinding two guidance documents: The Interpreting Nondiscrimination Requirements of Executive Order 11246 with respect to Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Voluntary Guidelines for Self-Evaluation of Compensation Practices for Compliance with Executive Order 11246 with respect to Systemic CompensationDiscrimination. Rescinding these prior guidance documents will improve OFCCP's ability to enforce the Executive Order's ban on pay discrimination. See the OFCCP Fact Sheet on the recission. This action allows the OFFCP to focus more broadly on all aspects of potential discrimination in compensation.
Other Guidance on the Rescission:
FAQ issued on Feb. 26, 2013.
Directive 307, Procedures for Reviewing Contractor Compensation Systems and Practices
Petition for Cert filed with Supreme Court by Attorney General of Michigan, seeking to review the 6th Cir. decision striking down the voter referendum.
Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of University of Michigan, (C.A. 6th Cir.), Case Nos. 08-1387-1534, Nov. 15, 2012, Decision strking down voter referendum that had banned use of affirmative action by public colleges in Michigan. See the Chronicle article titled *Court Strikes Down Michigan's Ban on Race Conscious College Admissions*, dated Nov. 15, 2012.
Fisher v. University of Texas et al, brief of Respondents filed August 2012 in Supreme Court case # 11-345.
The question before the court is “Whether this Court's decisions interpreting the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, including Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), permit the University of Texas at Austin's use of race in undergraduate admissions”. The American Council on Education filed an Amicus brief in support of respondents. See the SCOTUS Blog for more documents in case.
Fisher v. University of Texas—Transcript of U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument
Complete text (97 pages) or oral argument held before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 10. Audio of the oral argument is available here.