Federal contractors realize the importance of complying with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) affirmative action and equal employment regulations. However, how best to comply is often less clear. Attorneys, in house counsel and HR professionals who represent federal contractors have turned to ERS Group for help with OFCCP compliance for over 30 years. We have worked with contractors who have 50 to over 30,000 employees in a variety of industries, including:
- Banking and Finance
- Hospitals & Healthcare
- Not-for-Profit Organizations
- Technology and Telecommunications
Our affirmative action consultants work with federal contractors on the current year’s AAPs, the organization’s employment structure, and the external labor market. They then work with contractors to review essential data collected by the organization, and develop an AAP that meets current OFCCP compliance requirements. We work with each client to ensure that their AAP is the most accurate reflection of the employment policies and practices of the organization. Our emphasis is to create an AAP that is a management tool, not just a report waiting for an OFCCP Compliance Review.
We provide organizations with in depth analyses using internal and external data to help clients better understand the effects of employment decisions such as hiring, promotion and compensation on their plan. Issues we analyze for AAP development include Availability and placement goals, Applicant tracking, and Adverse impact.
In addition to the annual AAP development process, we also prepare other required annual filings, including EE0-1 reports and VETS 4212 reports. Additionally, we work with contractors to satisfy reporting required by state governments.
OFCCP Compliance Reviews
In the event that a federal contractor receives notification of an OFCCP compliance review, our consultants provide the next level of analysis and support. We work with contractors and their counsel to understand agency requests, review data and documents, and prepare appropriate submissions to the agency.