OFCCP Plans New Approach to Construction Company Audits with New Portal
The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) announced that construction companies will be required to report information about their subcontractors in a new portal OFCCP plans to roll out this summer. OFCCP Director Jenny Yang said the new portal is part of a revamp of the way OFCCP selects construction companies for audits. Construction contractors would use the portal to report their subcontracts and dates, and the OFCCP would use that information schedule audits.
The OFCCP also announced a new approach for conducting on-site evaluations of construction contractors, similar to the process in place for supply and service contractors. Under that process, the agency will first send the contractor a scheduling letter requesting data and policy information before conducting an on-site evaluation. The OFCCP also plans to launch a mega construction projects program focused on “proactive compliance assistance” before a company is awarded a federal contract. The program includes a focus on apprenticeship programs, as well as hiring assistance for underrepresented groups in the construction industry.
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