OFCCP Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts is an online forum where federal contractors and subcontractors are invited to submit questions to industry experts related to OFCCP compliance, affirmative action planning, and equal employment opportunity. Simply register your company on LocalJobNetwork.com to submit a question.
157 to 162 of 341

  • Asked by Julie M. - Feb 17, 2017
    I understand background and drug tests should not take place prior to the offer. What about reference checks?
    Answered by Bill Osterndorf from HR Analytical Services - Feb 28, 2017
    You are allowed to do reference checks at whatever point in the selection process it makes sense to do reference checks. There is no OFCCP-related rule that dictates when reference checks...

  • Asked by Anonymous - Feb 14, 2017
    I am in the process of establishing a more comprehensive E-Verify program for our company. We are Federal Contractors. I cannot find on IDES, or the Illinois Dept. of Labor if we still need to do the "E-Verify Employer Attestation Form"? Does anyone know?
    Answered by Roselle Rogers from Local JobNetwork™ - Mar 03, 2017
    Executive Order 13465, which amended Executive Order 12989, required contractors with covered federal contracts to use an electronic employment verification system (E-Verify) to verify the employment eligibility of employees...

  • Asked by Jana M. - Feb 09, 2017
    Would you be able to direct me to where I can find out whether a federal contractor is required to post a position for which we will convert a contractor to an FTE? We have several contractors here at QTS and often we convert them into a full-time position without posting the role b/c it is their exact same position, just moving them from contractor status to an FTE. Thank you!
    Answered by Marilynn L. Schuyler from Schuyler Affirmative Action Practice - Feb 14, 2017
    This is a good question, and one that not many federal contractors take the time to consider. In this situation, OFCCP would be interested to know...

  • Asked by Human R. - Feb 09, 2017
    As part of our application process thru The Local Job Network, we have applicants respond to the Voluntary Self-Identification Form - is this a requirement for a Construction Contractor who only works on federally assisted contracts, and would we also be required to follow the guidelines in which we present after hire and every 5 years?

    If we work on Davis Beacon projects - does that make any difference in our obligations?

    Thank you!
    Answered by Roselle Rogers from Local JobNetwork™ - Feb 15, 2017
    The requirements for construction contractors and federally-assisted construction contractors are different. Construction contractors covered under VEVRAA and Section 503 are required to ask applicants and...

  • Asked by Anonymous - Feb 03, 2017
    We would like to perform a self-audit on our processes. Does anyone have a check list they could share?
    Answered by Carla Irwin from Carla Irwin & Associates, Inc. - Feb 07, 2017
    Here are some tools the OFCCP has made available:

    Checklist for Compliance with Section 503
    https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/ChecklistforCompliancewithSection503_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

    VEVRAA Crosswalk could be adjusted into a checklist
    https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/factsheets/VEVRAA_Crosswalk__March2014_QA_508c.pdf...

  • Asked by Anonymous - Feb 03, 2017
    We would like to update our disposition codes. We currently have 3 postings where I have been using our current codes. Can I change the codes in the middle of a posting or do I need to wait and change codes once these 3 postins have closed?
    Answered by Carla Irwin from Carla Irwin & Associates, Inc. - Feb 07, 2017
    This is really more of a technology question rather than compliance. I would ask your ATS System Administrator the best solution for updating...

This forum provides information of a general nature. None of the answers or information provided is intended as legal advice or opinion relative to specific matters, facts, situations, or issues. Additional facts and information or future developments may affect the subjects addressed. You should consult with an attorney about your specific circumstance before acting on any of this information since it may not be applicable to your situation. The Local JobNetwork™ and all experts expressly disclaim all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this forum.