Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 174
By Donna M. Glover
lthough the Department of
Labor's Office of Federal Contract
Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
under the Trump Administration
may lean toward compliance over enforcement, it is clear that nothing has changed
yet regarding the office's aggressive enforcement. The OFCCP conducts approximately
1,500 to 4,000 compliance audits each year,
and this year appears to be no different.
This year, OFCCP mailed 1,000 corporate
scheduling announcement letters to federal
supply and service contractors notifying
them of a potential compliance evaluation.
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If a contractor receives a letter, that means the office will conduct a review of the contractor's compliance efforts. The OFCCP calculates that
contractors have a minimum of 75 days to make sure they are ready.
Given this advance notice, the OFCCP has stated that it will not grant
extensions for "routine business reasons" and that any extension
granted would be limited to 15 days.
Certain federal contractors must prepare affirmative action plans. If
a contractor receives a scheduling letter, the OFCCP will conduct a
"desk audit," and the contractor must submit its plans and supporting
documentation, which includes items such as Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports, goal attainment report,
personnel activity data, detailed compensation data and more within