There are two important issues that just came out of the OFCCP’s Midwest Region:
In a letter distributed to the Chicago ILG by the OFCCP’s Deputy Director, Les Jin made an official announcement that Sandra Ziegler, Chicago’s Regional Director, and Shirley Thomas, Chicago’s Deputy Regional Director will both be leaving their respective offices by the end of June.
In the letter, the Deputy Director also said:
“One of our primary goals in the upcoming months will be to implement a number of organizational and management changes. They will include moving all managers back to the offices they manage, as well as giving each office responsibility for scheduling and handling their own cases. There will be other changes designed to strengthen district offices, although some changes will occur more gradually than others.”
It was also mentioned in the letter that job posting to fill these two vacancies will soon be posted. The OFCCP also intends to hire a new director for the Division of Regional Operations (DORO) and a Planning and Support Director for the region.
The OFCCP is also recalling all scheduling letters sent from the Midwest Regional Office dated June 3, 2011. If you are one of the contractors who received these letters and have not submitted any materials to the OFCCP yet, you do not have to submit your AAP any longer. However, if you have already submitted your materials in response to the supposed audit, the OFCCP will be returning those materials back to you. The National OFCCP Office will send out official notifications to the contractors for the rescission of June 3, 2011 scheduling letters. Please ensure that you keep these notifications. Please note that this does not exempt any contractor from receiving another audit letter for the same location(s) in the next round of “official” letters that will be sent out.