The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to invite the public to provide input on the development and implementation of a compensation data collection tool.

Possible uses for the collected data include generating insight into potential problems of compensation discrimination at the establishment level that might warrant further review or evaluation by OFCCP or a contractor self-audit.

OFCCP could also use the data collected by the tool to conduct analyses at the establishment level, as well as to identify and analyze industry trends, federal contractors' compensation practices and potential equal employment-related issues.

You can submit comments, identified by RIN number 1250-AA03, before Oct. 11, 2011, by visiting