1. How are CMCE establishments selected for a compliance evaluation?
  2. How is an establishment identified as a company headquarters?
  3. How frequently may a contractor’s headquarters establishment undergo a CMCE?
  4. Which federal contractors are eligible to undergo a CMCE review?
  5. How many establishments can be selected for CMCE reviews in a single scheduling list?
  6. Can a corporate headquarters be scheduled for an establishment evaluation instead of a CMCE review?
  7. Will the number of establishments selected for compliance evaluations affect whether a contractor’s corporate headquarters will be selected for a CMCE?

How are CMCE establishments selected for a compliance evaluation?

CMCE reviews are scheduled for the corporate headquarters. The number of CMCE reviews needed in a scheduling list varies from list to list and depends on the current inventory of cases and available resources. OFCCP identifies headquarter locations through various sources such as Federal Procurement Data System‐New Generation (FPDS‐NG), Duns & Bradstreet (D&B) or through an EEO‐1 filing of the contractor with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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How is an establishment identified as a company headquarters?

One or more external databases such as FPDS‐NG, EEO‐1, D&B, LexisNexis, or the OFCCP administrative database may be used to identify establishments as corporate headquarters.

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How frequently may a contractor’s headquarters establishment undergo a CMCE?

OFCCP applies the same policies for CMCE evaluations that apply to establishment evaluations. A CMCE evaluation will not be scheduled within 24 months of closing its previous evaluation or within 24 months of successful completion of its financial agreement from the previous evaluation. Complaints filed with OFCCP by an employee of a CMCE may supersede this schedule.

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Which federal contractors are eligible to undergo a CMCE review?

Supply and service contractors with 50 or more employees at the corporate headquarters are eligible for a CMCE review.

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How many establishments can be selected for CMCE reviews in a single scheduling list?

There is no legal limit on the number of CMCE evaluations that can be scheduled in a year. However, based on available resources, OFCCP may impose limits at the district office or regional level.

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Can a corporate headquarters be scheduled for an establishment evaluation instead of a CMCE review?

Yes. There is no legal prohibition in scheduling a corporate headquarter for an establishment level compliance evaluation or another type of review. For example, OFCCP has designated corporate headquarters as Section 503 Focused Reviews in the FY 2019 scheduling list. Corporate headquarters can also be designated for various other Focused Reviews such as VEVRAA Focused Reviews, Executive Order 11246 Focused Review or a Compliance Check.

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Will the number of establishments selected for compliance evaluations affect whether a contractor’s corporate headquarters will be selected for a CMCE?

No. The number of compliance evaluations scheduled for a multi‐establishment contractor will not affect the scheduling of its corporate headquarters for a CMCE. Thus, a contractor’s headquarters establishment may be scheduled for a CMCE regardless of whether, or how many, of its other establishments have been scheduled for a compliance evaluation.