New OFCCP Scheduling Letter: Here’s What Changed

Written By Will Graf | September 21, 2023

Recently, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced changes to its Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, significantly increasing the amount of information and data federal contractors are required to provide in an audit.

While it might seem like a routine refinement, there are some important changes regarding the data the OFCCP will require from federal contractors. In this blog, we’ll highlight one of the specific updates that pertains to many federal contractors, how that change may affect your organization, and how you can use JobTarget’s tools to your advantage. 


What Is the New Requirement? 

The OFCCP now requires contractors to provide more information about their Section 503 and the Veteran Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) outreach and positive recruitment efforts. Federal contractors and subcontractors must show that their recruitment activities were effective as well as provide documentation of all the specific efforts and data that proves the efforts were, in fact, effective. If you want to learn how to ensure your organization complies with Section 503 and VEVRAA, read more in these articles here and here.  

So, what's required when the efforts are not always effective? When a federal contractor or subcontractor believes that their actions were not effective, they must provide extensive proof detailing the organization's efforts to come up with other options for meeting the requirements. Contractors also need to factor in how to approach creating additional documentation in the event of an audit. 

This change and others proposed by the OFCCP are already in place and contractors facing an audit are required to comply with the new Scheduling Letter. 


What this Means for Assessing the Effectiveness of Your Activities and Why You Need to Comply

With this updated provision, federal contractors will have to be more thoughtful with their outreach efforts and track the effectiveness of their activities. Federal contractors must focus their efforts on what can lead to the most success. Thankfully, federal contractors can use powerful tools to assist them with these kinds of compliance efforts. 

Remember that federal contractors and subcontractors who don’t comply with the OFCCP’s new requirements will open themselves up to the risk of costly fines and damage to their reputation if audited by the OFCCP. 


How Do JobTarget’s Tools Fit in the Picture? 

Our tools can help you accomplish your goals and fulfill the OFCCP’s new onerous requirements. With JobTarget’s OFCCP Compliance Suite, you can utilize the Local Outreach app to effectively connect with and send your open roles to local organizations. You also have the convenience of documenting and assessing the effectiveness of your efforts along the way using the Activities App. The Activities App lets you keep track of all your efforts with organizations while having the option to quickly and efficiently download them to present to the OFCCP. 

Be sure to contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how JobTarget can assist you with OFCCP-related matters. 


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