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Rules of Behavior

OFCCP Learning Management System

Welcome to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs's (OFCCP) LMS! This community is intended for federal contractors, subcontractors and other stakeholders to engage in a moderated discussion regarding OFCCP compliance concerns and best practices. When you join our community, you are expected to abide by the community’s Rules of Behavior.

Please note, that participating in this community has no effect on whether your organization will be scheduled for an OFCCP compliance evaluation.

Rules of Behavior

We encourage you to share your thoughts in the discussion boards and forums as they relate to the topic being discussed but expect all comments to be courteous. The views expressed in comments reflect those of the commenter, not the official views of the U.S. Department of Labor or the federal government.

We have established the following policy to maintain a community of practice that is consistently topical, courteous, and respectful of all commenters. We reserve the right to moderate, remove or reject (not publish) comments that contain:

  • Social Security Numbers, home or business addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, or other personally identifiable information (PII).
  • Vulgar or abusive language or images.
  • Personal attacks of any kind, threats or defamatory statements.
  • Partisan or political materials.
  • Offensive terms or derogatory statements that target an individual or group on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion or disability.
    • Spam or comments that are off topic. This includes the following:
    • Comments irrelevant to the topic discussed,
    • Multiple, successive off-topic posts by a single user,
    • Repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users, and
    • Spam or comments that are automated.
  • Promotions of services or products.
  • Solicitations of funds or for business.
  • Links to external websites or applications (noncommercial links relevant to the topic or another comment may be acceptable).
  • Classified or proprietary information, or other information protected from disclosure under law (e.g., intellectual property, copyrighted materials, licensed materials, privacy-protected information, etc.).

Repeated violations of this policy may cause the author to be blocked for up to 90 days from the platform on which the comment was submitted. A warning will be issued before action is taken.

Any claims, demands, formal complaints, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notices or processes should be directed to OFCCP. Similarly, reports of criminal or suspicious activity should be directed to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

We recognize that the internet is a 24/7 medium. However, given the need to manage agency resources, we intend to moderate this community of practice from 8:30 a.m.  5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday except for on federal holidays. We intend to review and post comments and discussions submitted at other times as soon as possible on the next business day.

Reporters are asked to submit questions through the DOL newsroom, rather than submitting questions here as comments.

Communications will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the U.S. Department of Labor, OFCCP, or any official or employee of the department for any purpose.

Privacy

To protect your privacy, do not include any information in your discussion boards or comments (e.g., name, email address, phone number) that could be used to identify you.

When you join the community, you will include your name and email address.You will establish a username and may post questions and comments using either the username or anonymously.

Note that information, including PII, that you voluntarily submit to or publish on a Labor Department page on a third-party site may be treated as public information and archived accordingly in order to abide with applicable laws.

You may also want to read our privacy and security statement to learn more about how we protect your privacy and personal information.

Copyright, Restrictions and Permissions Notice

Copyrighted and other proprietary material should not be posted or submitted in any form unless permission to do so is clearly indicated. In posting his or her own comments or other work, a commenter grants the Labor Department and anyone viewing the Labor Department website irrevocable permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform the commenters work publicly and free-of-charge.

Materials created by the federal government are generally part of the public domain and may be used, reproduced and distributed without permission. However, not all materials on this website were created by the federal government. Read our copyright policy for more information.

This community of practice policy was last updated on May 22, 2019.

Accessibility

The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to providing access to all individuals who are seeking information from our website. Learn more in our accessibility statement.

Any individual using assistive technology (such as a screen reader, Braille reader, etc.) who experiences difficulty accessing information on any DOL website, should email webmaster@dol.gov. The email should include the nature of the accessibility problem and the individuals email address for a response. If the accessibility problem involves a particular webpage, the message should include the URL (web address) of the page.

Outside websites

When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving this community of practice and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website. The U.S. Department of Labor does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of the information contained on a linked website. We are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites. Additionally, we cannot guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act. More information is available in our external linking policy.

Questions?

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussions and look forward to an active exchange of ideas. If you have questions about this comment policy or how we apply it, please contact us.