Urges Federal Contractors to Review Their Internal Hiring Procedures as Required by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

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In light of the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) November 29 OFCCP challenge to the hiring practices at a single division of Cargill, as well as the administrative changes that have been in place within the DOL since November, 2009,, reminded its audience that now may be the perfect time to ensure internal OFCCP procedures are up to date. As a service to its growing base of industry insiders, the website published up-to-date details on best practices for OFCCP compliance.

While many do not realize the U.S. government contracts with businesses of all types and sizes, in reality, nearly one in four American workers is employed by a federal contractor, representing close to 200,000 businesses with contracts amounting to $700 billion.*    A requirement for those holding significant government contracts, is an agreement to comply with the requirements of the OFCCP. The OFCCP, a part of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), lists as its mission “enforce(ment) for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity”.

This week’s article on reviewing internal OFCCP procedures, includes a brief history, helpful links, a list of resources and best practices for ensuring an entire company or single division is in compliance with these regulations. Note that with the realignment of the DOL, Patricia A. Shiu, who services as the OFCCP Director, has 800 employees under her direction.* It’s worth a few hours to make sure a company’s next OFCCP audit goes smoothly.

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