OFCCP to increase compliance audits on federal construction contractors

Federal Construction Contractors

Federal Construction Contractors

In May, 2009, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its Technical Assistance Guide for Federal Construction Contractors.  The OFCCP is responsible for ensuring that contractors doing business with the federal government do not discriminate and take affirmative action.
The OFCCP also recently announced that it will begin conducting compliance reviews of construction contractors who receive funding and grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). According to the OFCCP, the majority of ARRA funding and grants will provide direct funding or federal assistance to construction projects and therefore,  the OFCCP will place a special emphasis on the construction industry.  Beginning in July 2009, OFCCP will begin to review a minimum of 360 construction contractors and 90 supply and service contractors, including at least 10% of first-time federal contractors.  These reviews will be followed by quarterly compliance evaluations through September 30, 2010.
To help contractors achieve compliance, OFCCP plans to host a series of  compliance seminars and webinars specifically for federal construction contractors and new federal contractors.  The schedule of events can be found at www.dol.gov/dol/calendar/.

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