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NOTE: The President, by Executive Order 11246 (30 FR 12319), abolished the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity and delegated the functions of the abolished Committee to the Secretary of Labor. By order of the Secretary of Labor, 30 FR 13441, Oct. 22, 1965, all rules, regulations, orders, instructions, and other directives, issued by the abolished Committee, not inconsistent with E.O. 11246 remain in effect for the present as those of the Secretary of Labor. All references in this chapter to “Committee", “Chairman”, “Vice-Chairman”, and “Executive Vice-Chairman” shall mean the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of the United States Department of Labor, and all references to “a panel of the Committce" shall mean an appropriate panel of three appointed by the Director.

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60-1 Obligations of contractors and subcontractors.......
60-2 Affirmative action programs.

Guidelines on employee selection procedures..
60-4 Construction contractors-affirmative action re-

quirements............... 60-20 Sex discrimination guidelines 50-30 Rules of practice for administrative proceedings

to enforce equal opportunity under Executive

Order 11246 ............. 60-40 Examination and copying of OFCC documents....... 60-50 Guidelines on discrimination because of religion

or national origin ................ 60-60 Contractor evaluation procedures for contractors

for supplies and services 60-250 Affirmative action obligations of contractors and

subcontractors for disabled veterans and veter

ans of the Vietnam era........ 60-741 Affirmative action obligations of contractors and

subcontractors for handicapped workers........

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384 PART 60-1-OBLIGATIONS OF CON- Subpart A-Preliminary Matters; TRACTORS AND SUBCONTRAC- Equal Opportunity Clause; CompliTORS

ance Reports

Subpart A-Preliminary Matters; Equal Opportunity Clause; Compliance Reports

Sec. 60-1.1 Purpose and application. 60-1.2 Administrative responsibility. 60-1.3 Definitions. 60-1.4 Equal opportunity clause. 60-1.5 Exemptions. 60-1.6 Duties of agencies. 60-1.7 Reports and other required informa

tion. 60-1.8 Segregated facilities. 60-1.9 Compliance by labor unions and by

recruiting and training agencies. 60-1.10 Foreign government practices.

Subpart B-General Enforcement; Compliance

Review and Complaint Procedure

60-1.20 Compliance reviews. 60-1.21 Filing complaints. 60-1.22 Where to file. 60-1.23 Contents of complaint. 60-1.24 Processing of matters by agencies

and the Director. 60-1.25 Assumption of jurisdiction by or

referrals to the Director. 60-1.26 Enfurcement proceedings. 60-1.27 Sanctions and penalties. 60-1.28 Show cause notices. 60-1.29 Preaward notices. 60-1.30 Contract ineligibility list. 60-1.31 Reinstatement of ineligible prime

contractors and subcontractors. 60-1.32 Intimidation and interference.

$ 60-1.1 Purpose and application.

The purpose of the regulations in this part is to achieve the aims of Parts II, III, and IV of Executive Order 11246 for the promotion and insuring of equal opportunity for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, employed or seeking employment with Government contractors or with contractors performing under federally assisted construction contracts. The regulations in this part apply to all contracting agencies of the Govern. ment and to contractors and subcontractors who perform under Government contracts, to the extent set forth in this part. The regulations in this part also apply to all agencies of the Government administering programs involving Federal financial assistance which may include a construction contract, and to all contractors and subcontractors performing under construction contracts which are related to any such programs. The procedures set forth in the regulations in this part govern all disputes relative to a contractor's compliance with his obligations under the equal opportunity clause regardless of whether or not his contract contains a “Disputes" clause. Failure of a contractor or applicant to comply with any provision of the regulations in this part shall be grounds for the imposition of any or all of the sanctions authorized by the order. The regulations in this part do not apply to any action taken to effect compliance with respect to employment practices subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The rights and remedies of the Government hereunder are not exclusive and do not affect rights and remedies provided elsewhere by law, regulation, or contract; neither do the regulations limit the exercise by the Secretary or Government agencies of powers not herein specifically set forth, but granted to them by the order.

Subpart C—Ancillary Matters

60-1.40 Affirmative action compliance pro

grams. 60-1.41 Solicitations or advertisements for

employees. 60-1.42 Notices to be posted. 60-1.43 Access to records and site of em

ployment. 60-1.44 Rulings and interpretations. 60-1.45 Existing contracts and subcon

tracts. 60-1.46 Delegation of authority by the Di

rector. 60-1.47 Effective date.

AUTHORITY: Sec. 201, E.O. 11246 (30 FR 12319), unless otherwise noted. SOURCE: 33 FR 7804, May 28, 1968, unless

erwise noted.

(33 FR 7804, May 28, 1968, as amended at 34 FR 744, Jan. 17, 1969)

$ 60-1.2 Administrative responsibility.

Under the general direction of the Secretary, the Director has been delegated authority and assigned responsibility for carrying out the responsibilities assigned to the Secretary under the order, except the power to issue rules and regulations of a general nature. All correspondence regarding the order should be directed to the Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance, U.S. Department of Labor, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, D.C. 20210.

§ 60-1.3 Definitions.

“Administering agency” means any department, agency and establishment in the Executive Branch of the Government, including any wholly owned Government corporation, which administers a program involving federally assisted construction contracts.

“Administrative Law Judge” means an Administrative Law Judge appointed as provided in 5 U.S.C. 3105 and Subpart B of Part 930 of Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations (see 37 FR 16787) and qualified to preside at hearings under 5 U.S.C. 557.

“Agency” means any contracting or any administering agency of the Government.

“Applicant” means an applicant for Federal assistance involving a construction contract, or other participant in a program involving a construction contract as determined by regulation of an administering agency. The term also includes such persons after they become recipients of such Federal assistance.

“Compliance Agency" means the agency designated by the Director on a geographical, industry or other basis to conduct compliance reviews and to undertake such other responsibilities in connection with the administration of the Order as the Director may determine to be appropriate.

“Construction work” means the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, conversion, extension, demolition or repair of buildings, highways, or other changes or improvements to real property, including facilities providing utility services. The term also includes the supervision, inspection, and other

onsite functions incidental to the actual construction.

“Contract” means any Government contract or any federally assisted construction contract.

“Contracting agency” means any department, agency, establishment, or instrumentality in the Executive Branch of the Government, including any wholly owned Government corporation, which enters into contracts.

Contractor” means, unless otherwise indicated, a prime contractor or subcontractor.

“Director" means the Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), U.S. Department of Labor or any person to whom he delegates authority under the regulations in this part.

“E'qual opportunity clause" means the contract provisions set forth in $ 60-1.4 (a) or (b), as appropriate.

“Federally assisted construction contract” means any agreement or modification thereof between any applicant and a person for construction work which is paid for in whole or in part with funds obtained from the Government or borrowed on the credit of the Government pursuant to any Federal program involving a grant, contract, loan, insurance, or guarantee, or undertaken pursuant to any Federal program involving such grant, contract, loan, insurance, or guarantee, or any application or modification thereof approved by the Government for grant, contract, loan, insurance, or guarantee under which the applicant itself participates in the construction work.

Government” means the Government of the United States of America.

"Government contract” means any agreement or modification thereof be. tween any contracting agency and any person for the furnishing of supplies or services or for the use of real or personal property, including lease arrangements. The term “services”, as used in this section includes, but is not limited to the following services: Utility, construction, transportation, research, insurance, and fund depository. The term “Government contract” does not include (1) agreements in which the parties stand in the rela

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tionship of employer and employee, and (2) federally assisted construction contracts.

"Minority group” as used herein shall include, where appropriate, female employees and perspective female employees.

“Modification" means any alteration in the terms and conditions of a contract, including supplemental agreements, amendments, and extensions.

"Order," "Executive Order," or "Executive Order 11246" means Parts II, III, and IV of the Executive Order 11246 dated September 24, 1965 (30 FR 12319), any Executive Order amending such Order, and any other Executive Order superseding such Order.

"Person" means any natural person, corporation, partnership, unincorporated association, State or local government, and any agency, instrumentality, or subdivision of such a government.

“Prime contractor" means any person holding a contract and, for the purposes of Subpart B of

this part, any person who has held a contract subject to the Order.

“Recruiting and training agency” means any person who refers workers to any contractor or subcontractor or who provides for employment by any contractor or subcontractor.

"Rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor” used in paragraph (4) of the equal opportunity clause means rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor or his designee issued pursuant to the Order.

"Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.

"Site of construction" means the general physical location of any building, highway, or other change or improvement to real property which is undergoing construction, rehabilitation, alteration, conversion, extension, demolition, or repair and any temporary location or facility at which a contractor, subcontractor, other participating party meets a demand or performs a function relating to the contract or subcontract.

"Subcontract" means any agreement or arrangement between a contractor

and any person (in which the parties do not stand in the relationship of an employer and an employee):

(1) For the furnishing of supplies or services or for the use of real or personal property, including lease rangements, which, in whole or in part, is necessary to the performance of any one or more contracts; or

(2) Under which any portion of the contractor's obligation under any one or more contracts is performed, undertaken, or assumed.

“Subcontractor” means any person holding a subcontract and, for the purposes of Subpart B of this part, any person who has held a subcontract subject to the Order. The term "Firsttier subcontractor” refers to a subcontractor holding a subcontract with a prime contractor.

“United States” as used herein shall include the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal Zone, and the possessions of the United States. [42 FR 3458, Jan. 18, 1977; 42 FR 5978, Feb. 1, 1977)

$ 60-1.4 Equal opportunity clause.

(a) Government contracts. Except as otherwise provided, each contracting agency shall include the following equal opportunity clause contained in section 202 of the order in each of its Government contracts (and modifications thereof if not included in the original contract):

During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows:

(1) The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termi. nation; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, includ. ing apprenticeship. The contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants for employment, notices to be provided by the contracting offi


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