Tag: Affirmative Action

On August 24, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the following three directives: Guidance for Contractor Compensation Practices: Directive 2018-05 clarifies the OFCCP’s approach to conducting compensation evaluations, supports compliance and compensation self-analyses by contractors, and improves compensation analysis consistency and efficiency during compliance evaluations. Contractor Recognition Programs: Directive…

Question: If an employer has federal contracts, but has less than 50 employees and therefore is not required to comply with affirmative action requirements, does the employer still need to complete the VETS 100 form? Answer: The VETS 100 reporting requirements are based upon the dollar amount of federal contracts rather than the number of employees working…

Question: Is an employer required to have an affirmative action plan if the company has state contracts (particularly from states that may get federal funding)? Answer: Check the terms of the contract for each state to determine the funding of the contract and the compliance provisions. Many states have affirmative action program requirements for state…

Question: What is the most current census date to use when creating an Affirmative Action Plan? Answer: Census data can easily be accessed on the U.S. Census Bureau website, http://www.census.gov/popest/data/. There are many vendors that can make creating and maintaining an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) easier as well as vendors that can supply census data…

Question: Must affirmative action questionnaires contain the signature of the job applicant or employee? Answer: Affirmative action forms are voluntary and self-identity is optional. Providing a signature line is a good practice for ease in administration as it permits the employee to self-identify and allows the compliance officer to align selections on the form with…