If you’re a federal contractor and your company recently received an audit from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), your first reaction might be “Oh, no. What did I do wrong?”
But, don’t fret; there is a good chance that you didn’t do anything wrong at all.
Periodically, the OFCCP randomly chooses federal contractors and subcontractors for audits. It’s a blind selection, so don’t view the audit as though you are being accused of any wrongdoing. However, it is best to respond immediately to it if you receive one because you have only 30 days to submit your Affirmative Action Plan.
During a random audit, in addition to reviewing and questioning your company’s data, the OFCCP may analyze your employment records, interview managers and employees and contact rejected applicants. While some audits are resolved in a few weeks, others can last for a year or longer.
And, if the OFCCP finds evidence of discrimination, you could face major penalties that include providing back pay of what the individuals would have earned had there been absence of discrimination, paying interest that is compounded quarterly on the back pay and changing your personnel policies and practices so that it doesn’t happen again.
Don’t go through an audit process alone; Lincoln Tyler Management provides the support and expertise to offer a peace of mind by being there to give your company support and defend it through each step of any audit that you may face. That’s why we have 100-percent success rate for getting clients through an OFCCP audit.