Letter L-31: Show Cause Notice: Unresolved Violations

(Complaint Investigations)


Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested AND Electronic Mail




[Name of Establishment/Construction Contractor CEO]

[Title of CEO]

[Establishment/Construction Contractor Name]

[Street Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]


Dear [insert name of CEO]:


On [insert date], the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs sent you a Notice of Results of Investigation specifying violations found during our investigation of the complaint filed by [insert complainant's name] against your company.  On [insert date] we met with [insert name of contractor representative] to conciliate a resolution of those violations. Our conciliation efforts, however, failed to resolve the violations.

Consequently, we are issuing this Notice to Show Cause (SCN).  You have 30 calendar days from the date that you received this SCN to show why enforcement proceedings should not be initiated under [insert one or more as appropriate: Sections 208 and 209 of Executive Order 11246, as amended, as implemented by 41 CFR 60-1.26; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, as implemented by 41 CFR 60-741.65; and/or of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, as implemented by 41 CFR 60-300.65].

The violations at issue are listed in the enclosure.  You are required to correct these violations within 30 calendar days of your receipt of this Notice or we shall recommend the initiation of enforcement proceedings. 

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.


[insert name of the regional or district director]

Regional Director or District Director


cc: [insert name of corporate CEO]

[insert name of designated representative]

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: December 23, 2019