The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) currently uses several different types of investigative tools to evaluate a covered federal contractor’s compliance with OFCCP regulations. One of these tools is the “compliance check,” an abbreviated type of audit designed simply to determine if the contractor has retained records consistent with OFCCP requirements.1 Compliance checks are initiated with a scheduling letter that, pursuant to Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requirements, must first be approved by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
OFCCP recently received approval from OMB to begin using two new “compliance check” scheduling letters for contractors with federal and federally assisted construction contracts. We are pleased to report that the final versions of the approved letters no longer contain some of the onerous data collection and reporting burdens that OFCCP had initially proposed to include.
Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.