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Executive Summary: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued an announcement both reassuring covered contractors that seeking compliance assistance will not trigger a compliance review but also noting that seeking such compliance assistance will not shield the company from a review scheduled in accordance with OFCCP's selection guidelines.
The Bottom Line:
In light of the OFCCP's increasingly aggressive enforcement actions, contractors may have questions or concerns regarding compliance that they would like to raise with the OFCCP. With this update, the agency appears to be reassuring contractors that doing so will not trigger a compliance evaluation. Additionally, OFCCP assures small businesses that they can express their concerns about the agency's activities with the National Small Business Ombudsman without fear of retaliation.
If you have questions regarding your affirmative action or nondiscrimination obligations as a federal contractor, please contact the FordHarrison attorney with whom you usually work or Linda Cavanna-Wilk, firstname.lastname@example.org, or any member of FordHarrison's Affirmative Action/Government Contracts Practice Group.
Topics: Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Compliance, Contractors, OFCCP, Retaliation
Published In: Civil Rights Updates, Government Contracting Updates, Labor & Employment Updates
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