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Importance of Recordkeeping During the Hiring Process for Affirmative Action Compliance

In the previous article, we spoke about how keeping track of applicants affects Affirmative Action compliance, which comes with some pitfalls, can be a challenge for federal contractors and subcontractors. Adding to the trickiness is the recordkeeping and the collecting of required information regarding race, gender, disability status and veteran status. The self-ID questionnaire, which…

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How Keeping Track of Applicants Affects Affirmative Action Compliance

If your company is a federal contractor or subcontractor that employs more than 50 employees and has a government contract with an aggregate value that, in any 12-month period, exceeds $50,000, you know that the OFCCP requires affirmative action plans and the maintenance of detailed application and employment related records concerning applicants’ and employees’ race,…

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If You Don’t Take an Affirmative Action Plan Audit Seriously, You Could Face Major Penalties

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…

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OFCCP Issues Audit Notification Letters to Contractors and Subcontractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced recently that it mailed a new set of audit scheduling letters and Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSAL) as a courtesy to federal contractors and subcontractors. The Scheduling Letter, which is the OMB-approved letter that initiates a review, now requires contractors and subcontractors to submit 22 items…

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EEOC Releases Enforcement and Litigation Data for 2015 Fiscal Year

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2015, according to the detailed breakdowns the agency released last month. While some areas of discrimination, such as age and religion, saw a slight decrease from the previous fiscal year, retaliation charges increased by nearly five percent, making up…

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The OFCCP Releases New Recordkeeping Requirements for Affirmative Action Plans

Right now, federal contractors are doing more than ever when it comes to being compliant with their Affirmative Action Plans. And, if your company doesn’t have a dedicated equal employment opportunity staff (EEOS) or an HR manager who isn’t knowledgeable in Affirmative Action Plans, knowing the requirements to be compliant could be stressful, especially when…

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New Sample Affirmative Action Plans from the OFCCP Provide Insight to Recent Changes

Being a federal contractor comes with great opportunities. But, learning all of the requirements to stay compliant can be difficult. And, when changes are made to the requirements, it can be completely overwhelming. Last year, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a new series of sample Affirmative Action Plans on its website.…