3 Tips To Help You Prepare for an OFCCP Audit


Getting ready for your annual AAP audit is no small undertaking. To start on the right foot, here are three tips to help you prepare for an OFCCP audit.

One of the biggest challenges federal contractors and subcontractors face every year is the annual OFFCP audit. This audit is by no means a bad thing, as it ensures your workplace remains fair and equitable for all your employees. Still, it can be difficult to prepare for the audit while juggling your day-to-day responsibilities. To give you a hand, here are three tips to help you prepare for an OFCCP audit.

Organize Your Data

The sooner you start collecting and organizing your business’s data, the better. You can greatly expedite this process by transitioning to a digital means of collecting and organizing your data if you haven’t already. This eliminates the amount of paperwork you must manage and makes it much easier to retrieve information as requested. Furthermore, you can securely store and back up data to maintain a secondary copy should something happen to your original files.

The relevant documentation you’ll need to gather includes:

  • A complete copy of your affirmative action plan
  • Recruitment and hiring materials
  • A complete listing of applicants
  • Compensation data
  • Promotion and termination data

These will accurately display how fairly your business reaches out to and treats all demographics.

Update Your AAP

The next tip to help you prepare for an OFCCP audit may seem obvious, but it’s a crucial one nonetheless. You should review and revise your AAP annually to ensure it remains compliant with the OFCCP’s ever-evolving guidelines and matches your workplace. Review the OFCCP’s guidelines and update your AAP accordingly, as an AAP that qualified in prior years may not be in full compliance this year.

Consult the Experts

With how much time and effort goes into the process of readying your business, it’s always beneficial to invest in the help of OFCCP audit consultants. There are a lot of nuances and requirements the OFCCP expects you to uphold, so experts who are well-versed in those requirements can be invaluable. One of the greatest benefits consultants bring is the ability to conduct an audit of their own to identify and correct inadequacies within your business without any penalty.

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