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Contractor Watchdog Rolls Back Trump Compliance Directives (1)

March 31, 2022, 2:14 PMUpdated: March 31, 2022, 8:46 PM

The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs laid out its expectations from contractors during the auditing process, an effort aimed at implementing the Biden administration’s equity enforcement initiatives.

The directive, which serves as guidance and doesn’t amount to a formal rulemaking, rolls back several business-friendly directives from the Trump administration that gave companies more time to respond to inquiries from the federal contract enforcement watchdog.

“OFCCP is modifying these policies because they run counter to OFCCP’s goal of conducting comprehensive compliance evaluations that foster consistent accountability and timely submission of required information,” the directive said.

The OFCCP ...