Generally, within 15 calendar days after the Scheduling Letter is sent, COs must contact the contractor’s head of human resources to inform him or her that the compliance evaluation will be a CMCE and to explain what is involved in the evaluation. In addition, this initial contact should include:
- The identification of the CO who will be involved in the evaluation;
- The establishment of the lines of communication between the contractor and OFCCP;
- The answers to any questions the contractor may have about the information OFCCP requested in the Scheduling Letter; and
- The answers to any questions regarding the differences between a standard compliance evaluation and a CMCE.
COs should offer any technical assistance the contractor needs to ensure the efficient and effective completion of the evaluation. This may include advising the contractor of its recordkeeping requirements during the course of the evaluation.