The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) appears to be on a mission in 2018 to improve its reputation with the federal contractors it regulates.
The agency earlier this year issued a policy directive to increase transparency and communication about preliminary findings of discrimination in compliance evaluations of contractors. OFCCP announced last week that it will be sending a survey to get feedback from contractors on how it can continue to improve communication, transparency and timeliness during compliance evaluations.
The new electronic survey will be launched in the next two weeks. It is being sent to contractors that completed a compliance evaluation between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2017.
The OFCCP said the survey will collect information on contractors’ experiences during compliance evaluations to identify areas where OFCCP can strengthen its outreach, education, training, and processes. The survey form will give contractors the opportunity to anonymously provide concrete suggestions for improving interactions with the agency. Information from the survey will be used by OFCCP to identify ways it can make its processes more effective and possible areas of compliance assistance that might be strengthened during future compliance evaluations.