In an effort to improve its transparency to federal contractors, the OFCCP recently released their methodology explaining how they selected federal contractors to be audited in FY2018. The methodology is described in this two page document. The OFCCP stated that they have no legal obligation to publish their methodology each time the methodology is revised.
The EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee received a large number of requests for extensions to file the 2017 EEO-1 Report, so the deadline has been extended to Friday June 1, 2018. Please go to the EEO-1 website for more information: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/.
The OFCCP recently sent surveys using SurveyMonkey to contractors that completed an OFCCP compliance review between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2017. The OFCCP is seeking information about contractors’ experience during audits in order to improve “communication, transparency, and timeliness during our compliance evaluations.” The OFCCP reassured contractors that their responses will be anonymous [...]
The OFCCP updated the veterans hiring benchmark from 6.7% to 6.4%. The new 6.4% hiring benchmark is effective 03/31/2018. Please see the OFCCP’s website for more information: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/AnnualVEVRAABenchmarkEffectiveDates.htm. Contractors also have the option of establishing their own customized benchmark. Here is more information about how to establish a customized benchmark: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOLOFCCP/bulletins/1e50d73.
The OFCCP issued a new directive concerning the use of Predetermination Notices (PDN) during compliance reviews. This directive is effective as of February 27, 2018. A PDN is a letter given to federal contractors before the Notice of Violation (NOV) if the OFCCP has preliminary findings of violations. However, a PDN was usually only provided [...]