Companies often limit the information that they provide on their employees to what is documented in an employee’s personnel file, such as dates of employment and position. One reason for this practice is concerns about possible defamation lawsuits when subjective information has been provided. Many employers have begun outsourcing their employment verifications to companies, such as The Work Number, that process calls about former employees because it is a safe and effective way to remove themselves from the equation and be sure that they are not providing inaccurate or subjective information. Additionally, many of the outsourcing companies offer online access to the employment information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can use this OFCCP audit checklist to ensure you're doing what is required to maintain OFCCP's regulations including VEVRAA, Section 503, and EO 11246. Or request a demo to streamline your compliance and recruiting efforts.