The ugly truth about diversity 1 recruiting sources is that they are not successful in providing qualified candidates to most federal contractors. OFCCP statistics have revealed that in the past several years that the most prevalent deficiency cited in conciliation agreements (CA) is outreach, recruitment and recordkeeping. In FY2011, outreach and recruitment accounted for 59.9% of the violations, whereas recordkeeping and support data accounted for 42.5% of the violations.

Most contractors who had not shown efforts to recruit candidates through organizations that specifically target diverse candidates ended up signing a conciliation agreement with reporting requirements. In most cases, the language read similar to “XYZ Company failed to undertake appropriate outreach and positive recruitment activities that are reasonably designed to effectively recruit qualified veterans and individuals with disabilities…” Typically,