Thursday, June 28, 2012

OFCCP Compliance Review Process - Executive Summary

A client requested an executive summary of the OFCCP's compliance review process.  Here's what we prepared:

“The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), an agency under the U S Department of Labor, conducts random reviews (audits) of Federal contractors’ compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. The OFCCP reviews Affirmative Action programs, company policies, required filings and general regulation compliance. In addition, they review personnel practices/procedures including applicants/selection ratios, promotions, transfers, terminations and compensation for evidence of discrimination. Most audits are conducted and completed without the agency coming on site, this process can take months. If the agency does come on site, contractors are notified ahead of time and the senior officer normally participates in the initial meeting.  If the audit is successful, contractors are not subject to another audit for two years.  If the audit finds some discrepancies, there may be an agreement to monitor changes for two years. In extreme cases, findings can lead to legal proceedings.”

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