Letter L-26: Show Cause Notice: Failure to Submit Executive Order 11246, Section 503 or VEVRAA AAP(s)

(Supply & Service)


Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested AND Electronic Mail




[Name of Establishment CEO]

[Title of CEO]

[Establishment Name]

[Street Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]


Dear [Name of CEO]:


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), by letter dated [insert date], requested that you submit to this office within 30 calendar days a copy of your [insert as appropriate: establishment’s or functional unit’s] Affirmative Action Programs (AAPs) and itemized listing documentation prepared under our regulations implementing:

  • Executive Order 11246 , as amended (41 CFR Part 60-2)
  • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), as amended (41 CFR Part 60-741)
  • Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended (41 CFR Part 60-300)

We have yet to receive your [insert as appropriate: Executive Order 11246, Section 503 or VEVRAA] AAP(s).  Due to your organization’s failure to submit the requested AAP(s) required under [insert as appropriate: Executive Order 11246, Section 503, VEVRAA], we are issuing this Notice to Show Cause.  Within 30 calendar days of receiving this Notice, you must either submit the AAP(s) and itemized listing data specified in our original request or demonstrate, in writing, why enforcement proceedings should not be initiated under [insert as appropriate: Sections 208 and 209 of the Executive Order 11246, as implemented by 41 CFR 60-1.26; 41 CFR 60-741.65 (Section 503) and 41 CFR 60-300.65 (VEVRAA)].  A copy of our original request is enclosed.

The submission of the AAP(s) and itemized listing data does not preclude the identification of further violations, based either upon a finding during the desk audit or subsequent on-site review, that your AAPs do not meet the requirements of 41 CFR Part 60-2, Part 60-741 or Part 60-300 or that your [insert as appropriate: establishment or functional unit] is not in compliance with one or more of the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, Section 503 or VEVRAA and their implementing regulations.

Should you have any questions or wish to discuss a resolution to the issues raised herein, please contact [insert name of compliance officer] or [insert appropriate pronoun: his or her] supervisor, [insert name of supervisor], at [insert telephone number] to schedule a meeting or telephone conference.


[Name of regional or district director]

Regional Director or District Director


cc: [insert name of the corporate CEO]

[insert name of the designated representative]

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