OFCCP Ask the Experts
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  • Asked by Heather S. - Jan 31, 2017
    We have been acquired by another company, and are now operating under their EIN instead of our own. How long do we have until all our state job accounts must be changed to the new EIN? Are there any other issues that may occur as a result of this merge?
    Answered by Roselle Rogers from Local JobNetwork™ - Feb 07, 2017
    It is important to keep your company information in your employer account up to date. While there is no specified time frame that the ESDS require you...

  • Asked by Anonymous - Jan 31, 2017
    We have many hard to fill positions based on the skills needed. We post every job on the ESDS and our website along with other boards. At the same time, we have an employment agency that we have asked to help us locate people qualified for the position. Does the employment agency also have to post to ESDS, and maintain an internet applicant search record for all of their efforts? Or since we are already doing that part internally, they are not required to focus on OFCCP compliance? We are having a hard time finding an agency that understands the OFCCP guidelines.
    Answered by Carla Irwin from Carla Irwin & Associates, Inc. - Feb 07, 2017
    Here is the OFCCP's answer to the FAQ on employment agencies/search firms:

    If a covered employer contracts with an employment agency to screen and refer job seekers using the employer’s selection procedures, what records must be maintained?

    The contractor’s recordkeeping obligations are the same whether it screens job seekers itself or whether...

  • Asked by Michelle S. - Jan 30, 2017
    We currently have an open position available. It is our policy to post the position internally and externally; however, with this particular position, a current employee has applied for the position and we would like to transfer this person to the open position. Do we need to further post the position and interview more people to satisfy the OFCCP regulation guidelines? How do I need to track this opening?
    Answered by Bill Osterndorf from HR Analytical Services - Jan 30, 2017
    If you have an employee that you want and expect to move to the open position, there is no federal regulatory requirement to post the job so that other candidates can express interest. You would track this action by showing it as some sort of job change (whether promotion, transfer, reclassification, or something else) in whatever system you use to record...

  • Asked by Anonymous - Jan 18, 2017
    We recently changed our EEO statement into a standard policy. We don't usually print our policies on letterhead. Is there a legal requirement to print the EEO policy on letterhead? It is reviewed and signed annually by our CEO and distributed out to our various sites. Is that sufficient?
    Answered by Bill Osterndorf from HR Analytical Services - Jan 30, 2017
    There is no OFCCP requirement to print the EEO policy on letterhead. It would be sufficient to have it reviewed and distributed to your various sites. Note that there is specific...

  • Asked by Lita S. - Jan 16, 2017
    Our job application states "This application will remain active for 6 months. Applicants who wish to apply for a position after 6 months should reapply." We only accept job applications for specific job openings. I have two questions.

    1. Are we required to keep the applications "active" for a particular period after initial receipt?

    2. If a specific position is filled, then an additional, identical position is opened 2 months later, by keeping the first set of applications active for 6 months, do those applicants have to be considered part of the applicant pool for the second position?
    Answered by Bill Osterndorf from HR Analytical Services - Jan 17, 2017
    You are not required to keep applications active for any particular period beyond receipt. Candidates will (properly) assume they are under consideration for the same or similar positions after submitting an expression of interest during a six month period if you say six months. Six months seems a very long time to have one position or one type of position open. Our recommendation to clients is to limit the period that any application is active.

    On your second question: If a candidate applies for a position, and an identical position is opened two months later, and you've told candidates...

  • Asked by Anonymous - Jan 11, 2017
    OFCCP's Self ID of Disability Form is set to expire on 1/31/2017. Has there been any news from the agency about a new form being published?

    Answered by Bill Osterndorf from HR Analytical Services - Jan 17, 2017
    Not yet. However, I think you can expect the form will be renewed. You'll certainly hear about it in a very concerted way if the form is not renewed or if it is withdrawn.
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