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OFCCP Issues New Directives to Improve Compliance Assistance

April 22, 2020

OFCCP recently announced three new directives to help maximize the effectiveness of compliance assistance resources, increase accountability, and resolve federal contractor compliance evaluations more efficiently.

The new directives include:

  • Improved Compliance Evaluations – Outlines new steps OFCCP is taking to expeditiously resolve compliance evaluations and quickly remediate violations, which intends to benefit protected workers and the regulated community.
  • Pre-Referral Mediation Program – Establishes a mediation program to help resolve matters before spending significant time and resources in the enforcement process. This program will be offered to federal contractors and subcontractors to resolve findings of discrimination, before referral to the Office of the Solicitor for enforcement.
  • Ombuds Service Supplement and Protocol – Outlines the Ombuds Service Protocol, which explains the principles of the OFCCP’s Ombuds Service.

OFCCP is committed to providing proactive, meaningful compliance assistance to help contractors understand and meet their equal employment opportunity obligations. OFCCP hopes the release of these new directives and initiatives will further this aim and serve as a useful tool for federal contractors.

For more information, contact Claiborne Guy at claiborne.guy@agc.org or 703-837-5382.

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