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Does your company have any contracts with the federal government or plan to become a federal contractor in the future? If so, you should familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to ensure you’re up to date on recruiting best practices.
The OFCCP’s mission is to ensure that federal government contractors and subcontractors comply with legal obligations to take affirmative action and prevent discrimination. Sounds simple, right? Yes, but there are specific details you need to be aware of so that you are fully compliant.
Let’s take a look at the OFCCP rules and regulations and how they may apply to your organization’s recruitment efforts.
Without an applicant tracking system (ATS) to handle your OFCCP/Affirmative Action reporting, you could find yourself swimming in a sea of spreadsheets. Not only that, but you may unknowingly be inviting unwanted trouble.
There are many benefits to producing OFCCP reports through the right ATS, not the least of which is mitigating risk by making sure that recruiters are being compliant. Companies are able to monitor recruiting operations and identify any issues or problems before they become an issue, allowing themselves time to take corrective action prior to any potential OFCCP reviews or audits. Additionally, with the right applicant management system, OFCCP/Affirmative Action reports can be produced easily and quickly. Having those reports available on-demand ensures timeliness, accuracy, and consistency.
Are you ready for an audit? If your organization does business with the Federal Government and if you’re required to comply with any of the below regulations or acts, you are one of over 200,000 businesses subject to an audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
- Executive Order 11246, as amended
- Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
- Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended
- OFCCP’s regulations at 41 CFR Part 60
- Applicable case law
Whether the audit is a Desk Audit or an On-site Review, there are four possible investigative procedures that will be included.