For federal contractors, simple things such as failure to post open positions with local state departments of labor or neglecting to cast a wide employment “net” can lead to incompliance. US DOL OFCCP is looking for these violations to include in their yearly evaluations. Violations, especially financial violations, are the only ways a Federal Agency can justify its existence. OFCCP is no exception; President Obama increased OFCCP’s budget by a whopping 30% in FY 2012. For any industry, this is a substantial increase, but for OFCCP – a government sector – it was huge. Each year since, the budget has continued to increase, though not by such a significant percentage.

Overall, the increased budget means more compliance officers, more scrutiny, more inquiry, and more ways to find issues. In some areas, t