This change will result in a two-step complaint intake process
The Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) Complaint Intake Form, “Complaint Involving Employment Discrimination by a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor” (CC-4) expires on May 31, 2023. In preparation of the expiration, the OFCCP published a notice in the Federal Register outlining the proposed changes to the agency’s complaint intake procedures. A thirteen-page Supporting Statement was also submitted by the OFCCP offering a more detailed explanation of the proposed changes. The OFCCP claims that the changes to the form will “improve the efficiency of its complaint intake process, increase the ease of use of its forms, and benefit workers.” The OFCCP is also requesting approval of an additional form for applicants and employees of contractors, authorized representatives, or third parties to submit a pre-complaint inquiry prior to filing the formal complaint. This would modify the intake procedures to a two-step complaint intake process, similar to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
In fiscal year 2022, the OFCCP received 2,075 complaints but only assigned 4.9% for investigation. The rest were referred to the EEOC for investigation pursuant to the joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). These complaints may have been referred because they included allegations against a non-government contractor or for bases, such as age, that is not covered under the OFCCP purview.
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