Who needs a plan?
Under Executive Order 11246, contractors and subcontractors with federal contracts of $50,000 or more, and 50 or more employees, are required to develop a written affirmative action program that is designed to ensure equal employment opportunity, and sets forth specific and action-oriented programs to which a contractor commits itself to apply every good faith effort.
The U.S. Department of Labor states that federal contractors and subcontractors, must take affirmative action to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. Affirmative actions include training programs, outreach efforts, and other positive steps. These procedures should be incorporated into the contractor’s written personnel policies. Employers with written affirmative action programs must implement them, keep them on file and update them annually.
If you are still unsure about whether your organization is required to compile and maintain an Affirmative Action Plan, give Turbo Execs a call for a FREE phone consultation. We can sift through the details together to determine your status.
Can you afford an audit?
In its last three fiscal years the OFCCP conducted nearly 12,000 Compliance Reviews. Those Reviews Resulted in $150 Million in Citations!
If the federal government chooses your organization for an Affirmative Action review the organization can be hit with severe penalties if it is not in full compliance. These penalties include:
- Your current government contracts could be cancelled, losing the organization thousands (or millions!) in revenue.
- Your organization could be barred from ever again receiving any government contracts, a devastating blow that could ruin the business.
- You could be required to make good on thousands of dollars in back pay owed through discovery during the review.
- Your organization could face crippling fines to pay due to non-compliance.
- Criminal penalties could be charged against the organization for filing false information.
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