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Be Prepared for Department of Labor Audits

by Denise Ladd | Apr 26, 2018
Federal contractors are always subject to being audited under the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

6874244_x250Federal contractors are always subject to being audited under the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Despite the change in administrations, the DOL continues to monitor whether federal contractors comply with their Equal Employment Opportunity obligations. SMACNA members are urged to pay attention to the DOL’s 16-specific steps outlined in SMACNA’s compliance guidance document available on the members-only section of the SMACNA website.

In addition to having their human resources departments review the full compliance guidance document, contractors should ensure their firm is following these minimum steps:

  • Prevent discrimination. Act quickly to investigate discrimination claims and remedy any violations you discover.

  • Develop an EEO policy and ensure it is distributed to all supervisors and managerial employees. Make knowledge of and compliance with the EEO policy part of supervisors’ job description.

  • Post EEO posters.

  • Include an EEO tagline in employment advertising.

  • Identify agencies or groups that service protected classes of workers and send job announcements to them when seeking to fill positions outside the union hiring hall.

  • Notify the union and the local JATC of your status as a federal contractor and your EEO policy needs. Request their assistance in meeting your EEO obligations.

SMACNA contractors are encouraged to meet with local legal counsel in developing their EEO policy and procedures to ensure it not only meets their obligations as federal contractors but also addresses any local and state obligations the contractor may have as well.

For more information, please contact jblanscett@smacna.org.