Schuyler Affirmative Action Practice

         A Law Firm Specializing in Federal Contractor Compliance

Schuyler AAP provides legal counsel and compliance assistance to federal contractors in fulfilling their obligations under the regulations enforced by the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  The firm provides Affirmative Action Plan preparation, OFCCP audit response, and on-site representation.  Clients include academic institutions and all other types of Supply and Service federal contractors.

  • Federal Contractor Compliance Assistance
  • OFCCP Audit Response
  • Risk Assessment
  • Affirmative Action Plan Preparation
  • OFCCP Compliant Compensation Analyses
  • AAP Advice and Counseling
  • EEO Investigations
  • Mediation

Ms. Schuyler is working with OFCCP to clarify areas of the regulations which have posed challenges to academic institutions.   If you would like more detailed information or to be added to the distribution list for updates on the process, please send your request to

Supreme Court Update

The case of Fisher v. University of Texas challenged the use of affirmative action in academic admissions and was heard and decided during the 2012-2013 term. The American Association for Affirmative Action filed an Amicus Brief in support of the University of Texas (UT).  On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its Decision, remanding the case to the lower court to determine whether UT's admissions process survives the strict scrutiny standard of review.  On July 15, 2014, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it does.  Fisher is expected to appeal the decision.

Schuette v. BAMN was heard by the Supreme Court on Ocober 15, 2013 and was decided on April 22, 2014.  This is a case about Michigan's Proposal 2, which amended the state constitution to ban any consideration of race in employment, contracting, and college admissions (including the type of holistic approach approved in previous Supreme Court decisions). The Supreme Court held that such amendments do not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, even though it creates an almost insurmountable barrier for those seeking to influence the college admissions process.

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