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First off, it is important to say that self-audits should be conducted under attorney-client privilege. Attorney-client privilege protects certain communication between a client and his/her attorney (e.g. self-audit information) and prevents the attorney from sharing that information (i.e. to OFCCP). Self-audits should be conducted periodically to ensure the employer is on the right track. Consider including hiring managers in the process so they know if your affirmative action plan (AAP) is effective and where opportunities for improvement need to be made. Larger organizations may do self-audits every six months or even every quarter. Smaller companies may only do a self-audit once each year. It really depends on the needs of the employer, but again, the goal of a self-audit is to determine if your organization is on the right track regarding its AAP. As a result, more or less self-audits may need to be conducted to ensure the plan is moving in the right direction.
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.