OFCCP POSTS NEW DIRECTIVE ON ELECTRONIC RECORDKEEPING

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

OFCCP posted a new administrative directive on their website entitled “Preserving Employment and Personnel Records in Electronic Format.” The new directive dated May 14, 2008 sets forth OFCCP’s policy regarding (1) the use of electronic recordkeeping systems to comply with the record retention regulations; and (2) the destruction of paper originals of personnel and employment records that are otherwise preserved in electronic format. In short, OFCCP’s policy will permit contractors to “use an electronic recordkeeping system to comply with the record retention requirements.” However, “contractors must take care to ensure that the electronic records comply with the record retention and access regulations, i.e., the electronic records are accurate, complete, and accessible to the OFCCP.”

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