Last week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) within the Department of Labor issued a new directive governing the process by which the federal government analyzes pay compliance by federal contractors. The new directive, which rescinds the more bureaucratically-involved process implemented by the Obama administration back in 2013, requires OFCCP pay analysis to mirror the compensation systems used by the private companies under contract with the federal government. Further, it is believed to provide mare clarity for businesses and is another of many steps taken by the Trump administration to get businesses to self-comply with federal edicts. On another matter, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta continues his efforts to ease the process of employers complying with federal regulations. In a speech earlier this week, the Secretary announced the creation of the DOL Office of Compliance Initiatives, which is being created to assist companies with compliance issues.