by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

OFCCP reports the first list of contractor establishments was available to OFCCP regional offices beginning the week of October 6, 2008 for scheduling of compliance evaluations during this scheduling cycle (currently October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009). The release includes approximately 2500 facilities that have either self-identified as being an establishment of a Federal contractor, or have been identified as such by OFCCP. According to OFCCP, the list was generated through its Federal Contractor Selection System (FCSS) using multiple information sources and analytical procedures to select contractors for evaluation, including a mathematical model that ranks Federal contractor establishments based on an indicator of potential workplace discrimination. The list also includes a number of establishments identified through external Federal contract databases as part of OFCCP's Contracts First Initiative.

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