This week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced that it will be sending a survey to federal contractors in an effort to “continue improving communication, transparency, and timeliness during [its] compliance evaluations.” OFCCP’s survey appears to be the latest effort by the agency to establish a more cooperative relationship with the government contractor community and address contractors’ concerns.

According to OFCCP, contractors who completed a compliance evaluation between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2017 will be receiving the survey via email in the next two weeks. The survey, which can be completed anonymously, will collect information concerning contractors’ experiences during compliance evaluations. The survey will also allow contractors to provide suggestions to OFCCP for improving the compliance evaluation process.

OFCCP’s announcement emphasizes that it will not schedule a contractor for a compliance evaluation based on its participation in the survey. And, because the survey is anonymous, a contractor’s participation in the survey will not have an impact on any compliance evaluation that is already underway. Contractors with questions about the survey can email OFCCP at OFCCP-Customer-Exp-Survey@dol.gov.