The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released new compliance documents and an online portal for federal contractors in early August 2019. These resources are available to help contractors stay in compliance with laws enforced by the OFCCP, including equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws that specifically prohibit federal contractors from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
The new compliance assistance resources include:
- An introduction and overview “OFCCP At a Glance” guide
- Guidelines on what contractors can expect when working with OFCCP.
- A document that focuses on posting and notice requirements for federal contractors.
- Recordkeeping guides for disability inclusion (Section 503), veterans’ employment (VEVRAA), and EEO (Executive Order 11246).
- A Contractor Assistance Portal to improve compliance assistance and increase transparency for contractors
Compliance Assistance Guides
In these guides, federal contractors can access an overview of:
- What their obligations are for documented actions
- Legal obligations employers have regarding the hiring of individuals with disabilities
- Job posting requirements
- Benchmarks for hiring veterans
- Records needed on hand for compliance purposes
Contractors can also find details on who is required to have written affirmative action programs, what rights employees and job seekers have through OFCCP, and other resources available to help contractors stay compliant.
OFCCP Contractor Assistance Portal
Through the new portal, contractors will be able to ask questions without attribution and receive verified answers from OFCCP. Contractors can also search a library of frequently asked questions and access compliance assistance materials in the portal.
Resources created based from feedback
The assistance guides and the portal were put together based on responses from three Compliance Assistance Town Halls that took place in 2017. The responses came from contractors’ human resource managers, equal employment opportunity and/or compliance officers, and other personnel responsible for overseeing contractors’ compliance with OFCCP’s laws and regulations.
Questions about how we can help you stay compliant?
eBacon’s payroll application can generate real time data for EEO requirements, as well as many other certified reports needed for contractors to stay compliant with government regulations. To find out how we can help your business simplify report generation and submission for government requirements, contact an eBacon representative.
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