As part of ongoing efforts to increase transparency of preliminary findings with federal contractors, and to achieve consistency across regional and district offices, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is standardizing the use of Predetermination Notices (PDN).

With Directive 2018-01, OFCCP provides a uniform protocol for OFCCP staff to follow across all of its regions for using PDNs in both individual and systemic discrimination cases.

A PDN is a letter OFCCP uses to inform federal contractors of the agency’s preliminary findings of employment discrimination. Prior to Directive 2018-01, OFCCP reserved use of the PDN for systemic discrimination cases and permitted regional and district offices discretion in whether to issue the PDN prior to issuing a Notice of Violation.

View Directive 2018-01 here.

Have questions? Contact the OFCCP Help Desk at 1-800-397-6251 (TTY: 1-877-889-5627) or online.