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March 14, 2011

Did You Know the DOL May Have Your Organization’s Profile in Their Database?

In today’s social media environment, you probably are aware of your personal profile on “Facebook” or “Linked In”.  However, you may not be aware the DOL has a new online resource, that may house a profile of your organization.  This public database contains information from multiple agencies including Wage and Hour records, OSHA Compliance records, OFCCP Audit results, and Pension Retirement Benefit Agency audit results, just to name a few.  The database is searchable by industry, zip code, company name, and the DOL has plans to increase the search engine to include other factors.

As part of the federal government’s effort to be more transparent, the DOL made this database public so that not only the Labor Department enforcement agencies use it, but other government agencies can also access the data.  This may lead to employers with reported violations being targeted by another agency that assumes they may not be compliant in other areas. So what should you do?  It is recommended that employers check their database information to know what is in their profile, and be aware that profiles may be used by other agencies.


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