Letter L-35: Predetermination Notice

Note: To be mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested. 




[Name of CEO]

[Title of CEO]

[Compant Name]

[Street Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]


Re:   Compliance Evaluation of (insert name of contractor)

OFCCP No. ___________


Dear [insert name of CEO]:


On (insert date), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) began a compliance evaluation of (insert name of contractor) to review compliance with Executive Order 11246, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), as amended; and/or the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended; and their implementing regulations at 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapter 60.  (Insert name of contractor), hereinafter referred to as the “contractor,” is a federal contractor under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and/or VEVRAA, and their implementing regulations at 41 CFR Chapter 60.

The purpose of this Notice is to inform you of the findings which, if not adequately rebutted, will establish that discrimination occurred (or is occurring) at the contractor’s establishment.

(Present the evidence of discrimination.)

(If there are additional violations or deficiencies, including technical violations, present them here.)

Please be advised that this is a preliminary determination based on available information.  You now have the opportunity to provide additional information or documentation that you believe we should consider before a final determination is made. 

We ask that you respond to this Notice within 15 calendar days from receipt of this letter.  If you do not respond, we will incorporate the preliminary finding(s) made in this Notice into a final Notice of Violation (NOV).  You will receive the NOV by certified mail.  If you have any questions, please call Compliance Officer, (insert name of compliance officer), or his or her immediate supervisor, (insert name of district director or assistant district director), at (insert district office or regional office phone number).


(insert name of the district director or assistant district director)

District Director

cc: [insert name of the head of establishment/construction contractor official over the geographical area under review]

      [insert name of the designated representative]



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