Many federal contractors use outside staffing agencies to fulfill the labor demands of their workplaces – whether it is temporary staffing or recruiters for regular employees. While a valid and useful way to staff an organization, this practice can present several challenges for federal contractors who must comply with various recordkeeping requirements. The OFCCP’s regulations do not directly address this practice, which leaves many contractors confused and uncertain regarding how to ensure compliance. Let’s address a few issues that frequently arise in this scenario.

Hiring Temp to Perm

When preparing an Affirmative Action Plan, it is not difficult to spot a contractor who routinely hires employee