8B01 Use of an SCN at the Desk Audit

(Supply & Service Compliance Evaluations)

COs must recommend issuance of an SCN, as described in Section 8D, at the desk audit stage if the contractor:

  • Fails to submit an AAP required by one or more of the laws enforced by OFCCP: Executive Order 11246, Section 503 or VEVRAA;373
  • Fails to submit an AAP that substantially complies with the regulatory requirements under one or more of the laws enforced by OFCCP: Executive Order 11246, Section 503 or VEVRAA;374
  • Fails to submit employment activity data or other information requested in the Scheduling Letter;375 or
  • Fails to submit corrected data after providing employment activity data or compensation data, or both, that are incomplete or inaccurate.376

The SCN allows the contractor 30 calendar days from receiving the notice to resolve the violation. Specific actions will be taken by the CO, as described below, depending on whether the contractor resolves the violations.

  • Contractor Does Not Resolve Violation. If the violation is not resolved within the 30-day show cause period, or during a reasonable extension, the CO should recommend enforcement. Enforcement is discussed in detail in Section 8K, Enforcement Recommendation.
  • Contractor Resolves Violation. If the contractor resolves the violations within the 30-day show cause period by, for example, submitting a reasonable Executive Order 11246, Section 503 or VEVRAA AAP, the review continues with a review of the AAP or moves to the on-site phase. Upon completion of the review, the CO must state the violations identified and for which the contractor has agreed upon a remedy in a CA.377 Technical violations resolved by the contractor during the course of the review need not be included in the CA, but can be documented in a letter of closure.

 


 

373. See FCCM 1C – Receipt of AAPs and Itemized Listing Data, FCCM 8D01 – When a Show Cause Notice is Required, and Letter L-26 – Show Cause Notice: Failure to Submit EO 11246, Section 503 or VEVRAA AAPs.

374. See FCCM 8D01– When a Show Cause Notice is Required, FCCM 1F -1I on the acceptability of AAPs and Itemized Listing Data, and Letters L-27 – Show Cause Notice: Failure to Submit an Acceptable EO 11246, Section 503 or VEVRAA AAP, and L-27a – Sample Enclosure to Letter L-27.

375. See FCCM 1C – Receipt of AAPs and Itemized Listing Data for Desk Audit, FCCM 8D01 – When a Show Cause Notice is Required, and Letter L-28 – Show Cause Notice: Failure to Submit Employment Activity and/or Compensation Data for Desk Audit.

376. See FCCM 1F - 1I on the acceptability of AAPs and Itemized Listing Data, FCCM 8D01 – When a Show Cause Notice is Required, and Letter L-29– Show Cause Notice: Failure to Submit Corrected Employment Activity and/or Compensation Data for Desk Audit.

377. See FCCM 8D07(b) – Contractor Response: Resolution in CA.