OFCCP Institutes Five-Year Moratorium on Its Attempts to Assert Jurisdiction Over TRICARE Participants

July 11, 2014Articles Becker’s Hospital Review
After years of attempting to assert jurisdiction over hospitals and the healthcare industry based solely on their TRICARE participation, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs on May 7, 2014, issued Directive 2014-01 to establish a five-year moratorium freezing its enforcement efforts. Specifically, Directive 2014-01 states that during the five-year moratorium, the OFCCP will refrain from enforcing compliance of these entities’ obligations under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 “including enforcement of actions related to affirmative action programs and recordkeeping.”
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