It never fails in our office. The frantic phone call because a Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit letter shows up on a desk, two weeks after sitting on the President’s desk, with the yellow sticky note “please handle.” Before fear and panic set in, here are some pointers for keeping ahead of the scary audit letter.

Explore if your organization IS covered by the Affirmative Action (AA) regulations. ASK QUESTIONS! If your business purchases or sells to the US Government directly, you must have 50+ US based employees and a contract of $50,000 or more to be covered by the regulations. Subcontractors providing services to a prime government contractor may also be covered under the regulations. Often times, signing Certification Letters or contracts that you are an EEO/AA employer indicates that a subcontract is in plac