Attorneys Cite More OFCCP Enforcement, Question Lack of Compliance Guidance
Mar.18.2011 — BNA's Federal Contracts Report
Labor & Employment Group co-chair and partner Kris D. Meade and counsel Rebecca L. Springer are featured for their thoughts on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) increased scrutiny of contractors and the lack of compliance guidance.
Springer said the change in presidential administrations is partially responsible for the agency's increased enforcement activities. However, the OFCCP also has more resources than it did previously, including a bigger budget and significantly more auditors.
With respect to compensation guidance for contractors, Meade said, "even when the existing compensation guidance came out in 2006, the agency declined to describe at any length what it actually does with compensation data..the rescission of this guidance will mean more on-sight audits and more discrepancy in how different district or regional offices approach audit issues."