In a news release issued January 17, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) reported that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has filed lawsuits against U.S. Security Associates, Inc. (USA) stemming from the company’s refusal to comply with scheduled compliance reviews. USA provides uniformed and trained guards and other emergency responders under federal contract. The news release can be found at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/ofccp/OFCCP20130030.htm.
The suits filed by the DOL call for USA, which has over $8 million in federal contracts, to comply with the requirements of the law by cooperating with scheduled compliance reviews at its Milwaukee, WI and Portage, IN locations. If USA refuses, the DOL also asked that all government contracts with the company be canceled and the company be barred from any future contracts with the government.
On June 12, 2012, USA filed a complaint with the Office of Administrative Law Judges seeking declaratory relief from the two compliance reviews scheduled at the Milwaukee, WI and Portage, IN locations in December 2011. The complaint was dismissed due to a lack of subject matter jurisdiction, a decision that USA is currently appealing. During this time, USA has continued to deny the OFCCP’s requests for the data. The two locations are part of more than 20 USA sites where the OFCCP currently has open compliance reviews.
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