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12 Feb, 2020

OFCCP Updates the Construction Contractor Technical Assistance Guide

2020-02-08T13:36:34-06:00February 12th, 2020|Affirmative Action Plan, Construction Contractor Advisor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)|

The OFCCP recently updated the Construction Contractor Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) to help federal construction contractors better comply with their Affirmative Action obligations and reporting obligations. Below we review some of the key information provided in the TAG. Executive Order 11246 Under Executive Order 11246, contractors must “take affirmative action” through postings, notices and taglines in job postings.  Contractors also have significant record retention obligations and the TAG explains what [...]

7 May, 2013

Why Didn’t They Just Follow the Contract?

2018-04-23T23:55:18-05:00May 7th, 2013|Affirmative Action Plan, Construction Contractor Advisor|

As you may have read, the nearly finished Bay Bridge near Oakland, California, has run into another problem. After dealing with years of delay caused by design problems and massive cost overruns, giant steel rods are snapping when they are tightened for the final time. The steel rods, which are 3 inches in diameter and 17 to 24 feet long, connect three critical pieces of the bridge to the pier [...]

12 Jun, 2012

Are you Prepared for an Audit from the OFCCP?

2012-06-12T14:10:18-05:00June 12th, 2012|Affirmative Action Plan|

Have you ever gotten that call from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) asking how you are doing on your affirmative action plan? Were you prepared for your affirmative action plan to be reviewed? If not, here are some steps that may help you get your affirmative action plan in order. When the OFCCP comes calling, their claimed purpose is to review a company’s minority and female utilization [...]

22 Jun, 2011

Federal Contractors Beware

2011-06-22T07:32:28-05:00June 22nd, 2011|Affirmative Action Plan, Construction Law, OFCCP Audit|

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has proposed changes to its Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing that it uses to announce audits to contractors. While the OFCCP claims it is trying to reduce the overall burden on contractors, the proposed changes, if allowed, will greatly increase the documentation contractors subject to OFCCP audits must turn over or make available.  As some of you unfortunately know, the OFCCP’s Scheduling Letter [...]